Jeff Kopstein

Civic leaders, Jewish community members and educators discussed paths to address systematic antisemitism, and other kinds of hate, at a “Countering Hate” Summit hosted at UC Irvine on Thursday, Feb. 8. … Thursday’s event was hosted by the Jewish Federation of Orange County and UCI’s School of Social Ecology. … UCI’s Jeff Kopstein, from the Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, presented further data that supports the rise of hate crimes across the board … Kopstein is currently working on a mass survey of antisemitism on the UCI campus. … Some ways that UCI has been addressing the rise of antisemitism over the last few years is by ensuring student and staff accountability, while promoting education and training, according to UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman.

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