ISGAP Director Charles Asher Small spoke on Islamist funding of U.S. universities at a Department of Justice Summit on Combatting Antisemitism.

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Dr. Charles Asher Small, the founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), addressed the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combatting Antisemitism.

Dr. Small presented findings from ISGAP’s seven-year research project called “Follow The Money” which examines political radical Islamist funding of U.S. universities. The research discovered funds entering U.S. universities from the Middle Eastern as well as domestic corporations. Research ascertained that some of the funds provided to the universities were not reported in full to the IRS or the Department of Education.

The Monday July 15 conference held under the aegis of the U.S. Department of Justice in DC, featureed remarks by Attorney General William P. Barr, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Elan S. Carr, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.

ISGAP will join representatives of other research organizations. 

ISGAP, is the first interdisciplinary research center dedicated to the study of antisemitism based in North America. It holds an international perspective, and aims to create a vibrant space, in which high caliber scholarship, the study, mapping and decoding of contemporary antisemitism, can be assessed and debated, developed and be nurtured, so to create effective ways to develop policy to combat antisemitism.  

U.S. Department of Justice 
Summit on Combatting Anti-Semitism 
Monday, July 15, 2019 
Great Hall
 
9:00 – 9:10am Opening remarks by John Gore, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division 
Invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Congregation Shearith Israel 
 
9:10 – 9:45am Opening Remarks by Attorney General William P. Barr 
Introduction by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen
 
9:45 – 11:00am Combatting Anti-Semitism While Respecting the First Amendment 
• Moderator: o Eli Lake, Bloomberg View 
 
• Panelists:
o Elliot Zweig, Deputy Director, Middle East Media Research Institute 
o Chris Hardee, Chief, Law and Policy Office, National Security Division 
o Dan Elbaum, Chief Advocacy Officer, American Jewish Committee 
o Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University 
 
11:00 – 11:15am Remarks by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos 
 
11:15 – 12:30pm Anti-Semitism on Campus 
• Moderator: o Claire McCusker Murray, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General 
 
• Panelists:
o Jonathan Tobin, Editor in Chief, Jewish News Syndicate 
o Alyza Lewin, President, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law 
o William Jacobson, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic, Cornell Law School 
o Charles Small, Director, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy 
 
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch Break 
2:00 – 2:15pm Remarks by Elan S. Carr, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism 
2:15 – 3:15pm Prosecuting Hate Crimes 
• Introduction: Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel of America 
• Moderator: o Josh Rogin, Washington Post 
 
• Panelists:
o Eric Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division 
o Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 
o Jessie Liu, U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia 
 
 
3:15 – 3:45pm Administration Leadership Discussion on Efforts to Combat Anti-Semitism 
• Moderator: Beth Williams, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy 
• Speakers:
o Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin 
o Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Christopher A. Wray 
 
3:45 – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks