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Program


Thursday, April 29, 2010

7:45 – 8:45 AM

"The Roots of American Democracy in the Hebrew Bible"
a study session with Naomi Harris Rosenblatt, LCSW,
author of Wrestling with Angels and After the Apple

9:00 – 10:15 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Goldstone, Gaza: Have Human Rights Gone Wrong?

speakers
MP IRWIN COTLER, International human rights lawyer, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, 2003-6
GABRIELLA BLUM, Assistant Professor, Harvard Law School; Scholar of international relations and law

The Obama Administration and Israel

speakers
AMB. WENDY SHERMAN, Vice Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
ROBERT LIEBER, Professor of Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University
JACKSON DIEHL, Deputy editorial page editor, Washington Post

10:30 – 12:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

12:00 – 2:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 – 2:00 PM

ACCESS (AJC's Young Leadership):
Leonard Greenberg Forum for Domestic Policy Luncheon

12:00 – 2:00 PM

AJC Board of Governors Meeting

2:15 – 3:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

The Contemporary Meaning of the Shoah

speakers
STEVEN KATZ, Director, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University; Professor of Judaic and Holocaust Studies
JEREMY DAUBER, Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, Department of Germanic Languages, Columbia University
PAULA HYMAN, Professor of Modern Jewish History, Yale University, and President, American Academy of Jewish Research

Can Europe be Multicultural?

confirmed speakers include:
PAUL BERMAN, journalist and author of Terror and Liberalism
CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL, Financial Times columnist and author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West
HEIDRUN TEMPEL, Special Representative for Dialogue Among Civilizations, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

3:30 – 5:15 PM

Distinguished Leadership Award
honoring:
AJC President RICHARD SIDEMAN

5:30 - 6:45 PM

Gala Reception with Buffet Dinner

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Gala Program
Hatikvah and National Anthem sung by MAX FUCHS, the cantor and U.S. soldier in the first Jewish religious service broadcast from occupied German territory in 1944.

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
United States Secretary of State

EHUD BARAK
Defense
Minister of Israel

Jan Karski Award
Recipient:
MIGUEL MORATINOS
Foreign Minister of Spain


MAXIME VERHAGEN
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

8:30 PM

Gala Party (Dessert Reception & Dancing)



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Lunch with YASHAR ALIYEV, Azerbaijani Ambassador to the U.S.
To register, please contact Yael Amit at amity@ajc.org or 212-891-6764.

3:00 – 4:00 PM

First-Time Attendee Reception

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Welcome Reception

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Opening Plenary

Global Jewish Challenges Today

keynote speaker:
MICHAEL OREN, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S.
confirmed speakers include:
ANTHONY JULIUS, distinguished British attorney and author of Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism
DAVID WOLPE
, Rabbi, Sinai Temple in Los Angeles; named the number one pulpit Rabbi in America by Newsweek magazine

Congressional Leadership Award
recipient:
SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ (D-NJ)

8:00 – 10:00 PM

private dinners with
distinguished guests and
ajc staff experts:
DEIDRE BERGER, Director of AJC's Lawrence and Lee Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations, Berlin
LISA BILLIG, AJC representative, Rome and the Vatican
******* SOLD OUT *******
ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN, Chair in Strategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, a national security analyst for ABC News
MP IRWIN COTLER, international human rights lawyer, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, 2003-6
CAROLINA BARCO ISAKSON, Colombian Ambassador to the U.S.*
CONGRESSMAN BARNEY FRANK (D-MA), and Chairman of the Financial Services Committee
ANTHONY JULIUS
, distinguished British attorney and author of Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism
******* SOLD OUT *******
EWA JUNCZYK-ZIOMECKA, Consul General, Poland.
AZIZ MEKOUAR, Moroccan Ambassador to the U.S.*
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JAVIER MORENO
, Director of Spain's El País, Spain's most influential newspaper
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CECILIA MUNOZ, White House Director of Inter-Governmental Affairs
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HILLEL NEUER
, Executive Director, AJC's UN Watch
HOUDA NONOO, Bahraini Ambassador to the United States
ED RETTIG, Acting Director, AJC Jerusalem
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DAVID ROSEN, AJC International Interreligious Affairs Director
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EBRAHIM RASOOL, Ambassador Designate to the USA from the Republic of South
Africa
REPRESENTATIVE ED ROYCE (R-CA)
******* SOLD OUT *******
OLEH SHAMSHUR, Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S.*
SAMEH SHOUKRY, Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S.*
ARUN K. SINGH, Deputy Chief of Mission, India
PIERRE VIMONT, French Ambassador to the U.S.*
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And more!
*Dinners will take place at the embassies.


friday, April 30, 2010

8:00 AM

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Breakfast with KLAUS SCHARIOTH, German Ambassador (for alumni of AJC-Germany exchange programs)
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9:00 – 10:15 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:30 – 12:00 PM

Debate

"Dealing with Iran"

between:
ROGER COHEN, New York Times columnist
BRET STEPHENS, Wall Street Journal deputy editorial page editor

12:15 – 2:30 PM

Concluding Plenary
confirmed speaker:
GABRIELA SHALEV, Israel's Ambassador to the UN

Isaiah Interreligious Award
recipient:
CARDINAL WALTER KASPER