Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of State and the Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism will sponsor a discussion, “Reality Check: An Examination of Anti-Semitism in 2014,” on June 26 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Yale MacMillan Center in New Haven, Connecticut.

The event will cover the current trends in Anti-Semitism. The panel will be moderated by Rabbi James E. Ponet, Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and the Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale. Panelists will include Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman (@SEASForman) and Roya Hakakian, a fellow at Yale University’s Whitney Humanities Center and a founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center.

The event will also be live-streamed at: Use the hashtag #StateOfRights to suggest questions for the participants in advance.

For further information, please contact Chanan Weissman at or (202) 647 4043, or visit