Antisemitism scholar Holly Huffnagle to give special lecture on Jan. 26 in talk hosted by Eastern Michigan Center for Jewish Studies

Holly Huffnagle, the U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism for the American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Holly Huffnagle is the U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism for the American Jewish Committee (AJC).

YPSILANTI – On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Holly Huffnagle, the U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism for the American Jewish Committee (AJC), will give a special lecture: “After Auschwitz: Antisemitism in America.”

The presentation, which is hosted by the Eastern Michigan University Center for Jewish Studies, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The talk will offer insights from Huffnagle’s efforts to spearhead her global organization’s response to antisemitism in the United States and its efforts to better protect the Jewish community.

"It is both an honor and a privilege for Eastern Michigan University to welcome Ms. Huffnagle to our campus, albeit virtually,” said Martin B. Shichtman, professor, Department of English Language and Literature, and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at EMU. “Holly Huffnagle stakes out transformative territory in her insistence that the study of antisemitism is as important for non-Jews as it is for Jews. I am excited that our students and our community will have an opportunity to hear her speak." 

Before coming to the AJC, Huffnagle served as policy advisor to the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism at the U.S. Department of State and as a researcher in the Mandel Center of Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Most recently, she was Scholar-in-Residence at Oxford University with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy.

There is no cost to attend this program, however registration is required at the webinar registration web page.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, Hillel at Eastern Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University Campus Life, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

If you have any questions, please contact Marty Shichtman at

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

January 13, 2021

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