AJC at the 2020 Conventions

For the first time in AJC history, we invited you to join us virtually for AJC’s programming on the sidelines of the National Political Conventions. Monday, August 17 - Thursday, August 27

For the first time in AJC history, we invited you to join us virtually for AJC’s programming on the sidelines of the National Political Conventions.  

Monday, August 17 - Thursday, August 27

During the Democratic and Republican National Conventions we featured panels composed of world leaders, members of Congress, party officials, and AJC experts. 

All events were aired live which allowed you to pose your own questions while learning about the issues AJC is engaging with from leaders on both sides of the aisle. 

We covered today’s critical issues, including the future of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the threat posed by Iran, current immigration challenges, the fight for racial justice, and the changing landscape of U.S. global leadership. 

AJC is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As such, AJC does not endorse or oppose political parties or candidates.

See the full program schedule below.

 

AJC at the Conventions 2020 Schedule of Events

Democratic National Convention

Monday, August 17
12 p.m. ET | The Future of the U.S.-Israel Relationship: Challenges and Aspirations for a Vital Alliance

Featuring:
Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL), Chairman, House Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
Halie Soifer, Executive Director, Jewish Democratic Council of America
Robert Wexler, President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace; Member of Congress (D-FL) (1997-2010)

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Tuesday, August 18
12 p.m. ET | Where We Go from Here: U.S. Policy toward Iran, Negotiation Prospects, and Ongoing Threats to Peace

Featuring:
Steve Israel, Director of the Cornell Institute of Politics and Global Affairs; Member of Congress (D-NY) (2001-2017)
H.E. Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Ambassador of Bahrain to the U.S.

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Wednesday, August 19
12 p.m. ET | American Identity: Integration and Immigration

Featuring:
Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Senior Democratic Whip; Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Taskforce and Member of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations
Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Co-Chair, Congressional Latino-Jewish Caucus; Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Daisy Khan, Executive Director, Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE)

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Thursday, August 20
12 p.m. ET | Maintaining U.S. Global Leadership

Featuring:
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member, Senate Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Co-Chair of the European Union Caucus
Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Member, House Committee on Armed Services; Lt. Commander (ret.) in the U.S. Navy

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Friday, August 21

Exclusive AJC National Leadership Council Event

12 p.m. ET | Looking Back, Looking Forward | The Democratic National Convention & the Next Four Years

Featuring:
Aaron Keyak, Jewish Engagement Director, Joe Biden for President

 

Republican National Convention

Monday, August 24
12 p.m. ET | The Future of the U.S.-Israel Relationship: Challenges and Aspirations for a Vital Alliance

Featuring:
Matt Brooks, Executive Director, Republican Jewish Coalition and the Jewish Policy Center
Kirsten Fontenrose, Director of the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council
Mayor John Giles, Mayor of Mesa, Arizona
Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Tuesday, August 25
12 p.m. ET | Where We Go from Here: U.S. Policy toward Iran, Negotiation Prospects, and Ongoing Threats to Peace

Featuring:
Ellie Cohanim, U.S. Assistant Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism
Matthew McInnis, Deputy Director, Iran Action Group, U.S. Department of State

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Wednesday, August 26
12 p.m. ET | American Identity: Integration and Immigration

Featuring:
Suhail Khan, Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Engagement
Janelle King, Co-Founder of Speak Georgia Inc.
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami

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Thursday, August 27
12 p.m. ET | Maintaining U.S. Global Leadership

Featuring:
Dr. Peter Berkowitz, Director of Policy Planning and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State
KT McFarland, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor (2017), Author of Revolution: Trump, Washington and “We the People”

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Friday, August 28

Exclusive AJC National Leadership Council Event

12 p.m. ET | Looking Back, Looking Forward | The Republican National Convention & the Next Four Years

 

Democratic National Convention

August 17 - 20

Republican National Convention

August 24 - 27

Exclusive Programming for AJC National Leadership Council

Past Convention Programming

Maintaining U.S. Global Leadership (RNC)
8.27.2020

Join policy experts for an in-depth discussion on how America’s approach to international affairs has changed in recent years and what we can expect for the next four years.

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Maintaining U.S. Global Leadership (DNC)
8.20.2020

Join Members of Congress for an in-depth discussion on how America’s approach to international affairs has changed in recent years and what we can expect for the next four years.

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American Identity: Integration and Immigration (RNC)
8.26.2020

Our panelists explore our nation's long struggle with racism, examine the impact of U.S. immigration policies, and debate whether pluralism or particularism is winning the day.

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American Identity: Integration and Immigration (DNC)
8.19.2020

Our panelists explore our nation's long struggle with racism, examine the impact of U.S. immigration policies, and debate whether pluralism or particularism is winning the day.

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Where We Go from Here: U.S. Policy toward Iran, Negotiation Prospects, and Ongoing Threats to Peace (RNC)
8.25.2020

Join us for a critical look at the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s regional aggression, U.S. policy, and challenges for the next four years.

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Where We Go from Here: U.S. Policy toward Iran, Negotiation Prospects, and Ongoing Threats to Peace (DNC)
8.18.2020

Join us for a critical look at the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s regional aggression, U.S. policy, and challenges for the next four years.

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The Future of the U.S.-Israel Relationship: Challenges and Aspirations for a Vital Alliance (RNC)
8.24.2020

Join members of Congress and thought leaders for an in-depth conversation on the status of U.S.-Israel relations and the challenges and aspirations for the next four years.

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The Future of the U.S.-Israel Relationship: Challenges and Aspirations for a Vital Alliance (DNC)
8.17.2020

Join members of Congress and thought leaders for an in-depth conversation on the status of U.S.-Israel relations and the challenges and aspirations for the next four years.

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