Are Europe’s Jews Safe? – Challenges of Europe’s migration crisis and the threat of Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorism
Action and Protection Foundations’s Fifth Anniversary Conference
The Action and Protection Foundations’s Fifth Anniversary conference will take place on November 29, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. We invite well-known foreign and Hungarian experts to the conference to cover different subjects related to migration in Europe, the presence of anti-Semitism, terrorism threats and the current situation of Jewish communities in the form of panel discussions and lectures.
The aim of our conference is in harmony with our mission: to educate people and society and foster awareness of the importance of the coordinated actions against anti-Semitism. Your participation in our Conference will be extremely valuable.
The main patron of the conference is Sandor Pinter, PhD., Minister of Interior of Hungary. At the conference opening session, Nathan Sharanansky, the President of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Andrew Baker, the representative of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe responsible for the fight against anti-Semitism, and István Simicskó, PhD., Minister of Defense will give an opening speech.
Education is the most powerful tool to fight against discrimination even if this investment only brings results in the long run. At the first part of the conference, we will talk about the responsiveness of young people towards anti-Semitism, extremities and about the spread of anti-Israeli attitudes in academic environments.
The second panel is dealing with the different types of methodologies of measuring anti-Semitism. The participants are giving potential answers to what statements and actions are categorized as anti-Semitism, how anti-Semitism can be examined from scientific point of view. The researchers of the panel are listing different forms, reasons and empirical measurement tools of anti-Semitism.
The last part of the conference aims to deal with the nature, the drivers and risk analysis of migration in Europe. Our speakers are seeking answers for the question if ”migration” tendencies of the past years constitute a real threat to Europe.
Participation in the conference requires registration. Please complete the registration form available on our website. Should you have any queries about our Conference, please contact us at email@example.com.
Are Europe’s Jews Safe? Challenges of Europe’s migration crisis and the threat of Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorism
Action and Protection Foundation’s Fifth anniversary
Conference • November 29, 2017
Festetics Palace, Budapest, Pollack Mihály tér 3, 1088
11:30 – 16:00 Registration
Nathan Sharansky President, Jewish Agency for Israel
István Simicskó Minister, Ministry of Defense, Hungary
Andrew Baker, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism (OSCE)
Slomó Köves Founder, Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation
Moderator: Krisztina Bombera, journalist
12:30 -14:00 Panel 1 – Are young people responsive to anti-Semitism? How virulent is the approach against Israel at universities?
Major General (Res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash- Ministry of Defense, Israel
Dániel Bodnár, President – Board of Action and Protection Foundation
Andrew Srulewitch, director – Anti-Defamation League
Abstract: Education is the most powerful tool to fight discrimination even if this investment only brings results in the long run. The key factors in the fight against anti-Semitism are information and teaching younger generations who are uncertain about values and ideology and are susceptible to new, radical thoughts. Future generations at universities form the best ground for the dissemination of hate campaigns as their attitude is open for progression, radicalization and anti-establishment thoughts. This atmosphere is feeding BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) movement in America which quickly became popular as a form of modern anti-Semitism.
14:00-14:30 Coffee Break
14:30-16:00 Panel 2 – How to measure anti-Semitism?
András Kovács, university professor– Central European University: The empirical study of anti-Semitism
Endre Hann, executive director- Medián Opinion and Market Research Institute: Trends in anti-Semitic Attitudes in Hungary
Dániel Róna, research director – Action and Protection Foundation: The relation of the extreme right-wing to anti-Semitism
Melissa Sonnino, Face is Facts – CEJI: The methodology of reporting anti-Semitic hate crime
Abstract: The second panel is dealing with the different types of methodologies of measuring anti-Semitism. Participants are aiming at defining the criterias of anti-Semitism (statements, actions) and they are seeking tools for examining anti-Semitism from scientific point of view. The participants of the panel are listing the different forms, reasons and empirical measurement tools of anti-Semitism focusing on historical, sociological and political science approaches.
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 Panel 3 – Europe under conquest: is migration a real threat?
Péter Tálas, historian, political scientist- National University of Public Service: New security challenges in Europe (to be confirmed)
Jagil Henkin, historian – IDF Command and General Staff College: The birth of the new World Order – Muslim migration or conquest? (to be confirmed)
Jakov Hagoel, director – World Zionist Organisation
Frigyes Janza, Secretary General – Hungarian Association of Police Science, Permanent member of the Scientific Council of Interior Affairs
Mike Whine, director – Community Security Trust (CST) Governmental and International Relations
The third panel discussion aims at mapping the nature, drivers and risk analysis of migration in Europe. Lecturers and experts of different background make statements and recommendations about the potential identification tools, repression of terrorist threats and about the marginalization of anti-Semitism stemming from fundamental Islamic movements. They will also talk about historical, educational and human rights issues and about potential police interventions. The different themes will give an opportunity to compare and combine different approaches.
18:00 – 18:30 Closure
Kálmán Szalai, Secretary – Action and Protection Foundation
18:30 – Reception
Action and Protection Foundations’s Fifth Anniversary Conference
Registered participants will receive specific information two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general Practical Information helpful.
The conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary. The conference registration, the plenary sessions and the reception will be held at Festetics Palace, Budapest, Pollack Mihály tér 3, 1088 (https://festeticspalota.hu/en).
Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. We can offer some hotels but it’s of course necessary to book with a bit of advance to find a good place, especially in high-season. Therefore, we advise participants to make their reservation as early as possible. Here below are some suggestions near the Festetics Palace
Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center (4 stars)
Hotel-Palazzo-Zichy (4 stars)
Hotel Mercure Budapest Korona (4 stars)
Bastion Hotel Budapest (4 stars)
Participation in the conference requires registration. Please complete the registration form available on our website. Should you have any queries about our Conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please confirm your attendance on or before November 20, 2017.
If you have any accessibility or dietary requirements, please specify that in the registration formula.
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