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Yehudit Barsky, “Violence Against Jews in the United States: A Historical Perspective and Analysis”

On April 20th, Yehudit Barsky, an ISGAP Research Fellow and Author, spoke at Columbia Law School. She lectured on a recent report she published at the Community Security Service (CSS) entitled, Terrorist Incidents and Attacks Against Jews and Israelis in the United States, 1969-2016.

Violence Against Jews in the United States: A Historical Perspective and Analysis

Yehudit Barsky has devoted her career to the study of Islamist terrorist organizations and movements.  Specifically interested in the motivations and ideologies driving the global adherents of these organizations, she has frequently focused on the combination of anti-Semitism and Islamism that seem to defy Western logic. 

Fluent in Arabic and Hebrew, Ms. Barsky holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Near Eastern Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Jewish History and Civilization, both from New York University.  With particular interest in the security of the Jewish community, Yehudit conducts research and led the Division on Middle East and International Terrorism at the American Jewish Committee for fourteen years. 

Ms. Barsky regularly briefs media, law enforcement agencies and Jewish communities on the implications of terrorism on U.S. policy, and serves as senior advisor and Middle East specialist for intelligence and analysis for the Secure Community Network. She is an ISGAP Research Fellow and also serves as chair of community strategy for the Community Security Service. Ms. Barsky is the author of the CSS study Terrorist Incidents and Attacks Against Jews and Israelis in the US: 1969-2016.