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Advancing the Fight: How the National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism Impacts You

Featuring Dan Granot, Elizabeth Bloom, Samantha Joseph, Dr. Scott Lasensky

Mar 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET Antisemitism on Campus
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion as we delve into the impact of the first-ever National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism on individuals and communities. Antisemitism remains a pressing issue globally as incidents continue to spike in the aftermath of October 7th. This strategic initiative promises a comprehensive, whole-of-society approach to tackle this form of hatred. Expect to gain invaluable insights into the practical implications of this strategy today and especially moving forward into the future. Discover how it may reshape public discourse, influence policy and foster a safer, more inclusive environment for everyone. This workshop aims to empower attendees with knowledge and perspectives to navigate and contribute to the collective effort against antisemitism.


Elizabeth Bloom

Policy Advisor and Speechwriter, White House Domestic Policy Council

Liz Bloom is policy advisor and speechwriter on the White House Domestic Policy Council, where she leads implementation of the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism. Previously in the Biden-Harris Administration, she worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission under Chair Gary Gensler. She began her career in journalism.

Samantha Joseph

Director, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Samantha H. Joseph serves as the Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the United States Department of Agriculture. Samantha spent the first 10 years of her career leading community, diversity and environmental programs for Fortune 500 companies, including at Iron Mountain where she was the company’s first head of corporate social responsibility. Most recently, she led the outreach and engagement efforts for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Vaccine Equity Initiative. A dedicated community leader, Samantha is chair of the board of directors of Samaritans, the largest suicide prevention agency in MA and a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. She is a graduate Brandeis University, the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.



Dr. Scott Lasensky

Senior Advisor to Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Scott Lasensky is a Senior Advisor to Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, the U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combatting Antisemitism and served in a similar capacity in the State Department for Ambassadors Susan Rice, Samantha Power and Daniel Shapiro. Scott has been a fellow at several leading think tanks and most recently taught Israel and Jewish studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2022, Scott published the study “Washington and the New Battle Against Antisemitism: the Executive Branch, Congress and the Role of National Authorities.”


Dan Granot

Director of Government Relations, ADL

Dan Granot is the Director of Government Relations for ADL (Anti-Defamation League), where he leads federal advocacy on efforts to combat antisemitism and advance ADL’s international priorities. He previously worked as an Assistant Director in AIPAC’s Policy and Government Affairs department, where he focused on progressive engagement, social movements, and economic issues, and as a research associate for a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, where he focused on trilateral relations between Turkey, Israel, and the United States. Prior to that, he was a Graduate Fellow at the Israel Council on Foreign Relations in Jerusalem, and a Program Manager at the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, where he focused on water dialogue in Iraq and Syria. Dan has also worked on development projects in India, Thailand, and Fiji. He earned his master’s degree in Foreign Service at Georgetown University and holds bachelor’s degrees in Global Development and Government & Politics, specializing in international development and conflict management, from the University of Maryland.