Glass Leadership Inst. Members

Unveiling Extremism: Insights from ADL’s Center on Extremism

Featuring Justin Finkelstein, Rachel Sass, Emily Kaufman, More Speakers to Come...

Mar 5, 3:00pm-4:00pm ET
ADL’s Center on Extremism researchers will pull back the curtain in this fascinating session and share how it is they do their work. With a focus on the rise in antisemitic incidents, Israel-related antisemitism, and important developments in right-wing extremism, you will get an inside look at the trends they are seeing across online spaces and on the ground.


Justin Finkelstein

Associate Director of Research, Center on Extremism, ADL

Justin Finkelstein is Associate Director of Research at ADL COE. His research focuses on trends and developments within the U.S. anti-Israel movement. He previously worked at American Friends of the Hebrew University. He was an Associate Scholar at the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). Finkelstein was also a Program Associate for the Study of the U.S. Institutes on Religious Pluralism, a State Department-funded program that brings students from the Middle East to the U.S. for education about religious diversity, democracy and dialogue. Finkelstein received an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University. He has traveled to and studied in Israel and Morocco.

Rachel Sass

Antisemitic Incident Specialist, ADL

Rachel Sass is the Antisemitic Incident Specialist at the ADL, where she documents and analyzes trends in antisemitic incidents of harassment, vandalism and assault in the United States. She first joined the ADL two years ago as a Research Assistant for the Center on Extremism. Before the ADL, Rachel received her M.A. in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago and her B.A. in History and Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Rachel is passionate about developing Jewish community and has participated in programs such as the Avodah Jewish Service Corps and Moishe House.

Emily Kaufman

Associate Director, Investigative Research, Center on Extremism, ADL

Emily Kaufman is the Associate Director of Investigative Research for the ADL Center on Extremism. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut and completed her Master of Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. At the Center on Extremism, Emily manages a team of investigative researchers and is a subject matter expert on white supremacy. She has acted as an expert witness, trained district attorneys on recognizing and understanding hate symbols, provided subject matter expertise on high-level lawsuits and law enforcement investigations, and has presented for legislators, national and international media, and national law enforcement audiences.

More Speakers to Come…