Conference program

Registration of the Participants
Opening Session. Greetings
Moderators:
Anna Bokshitskaya, Еxecutive director of the Russian Jewish Congress (Russia)
Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Center (France)
Participants:
Yury Kanner, President of the “Russian Jewish Congress”. Opening speech
Valentina Matviyenko, Chairman of the Federation Council, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Russia)
Amb. Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress
Sergey Vershinin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Russia)
H.E. Amb. Gary Koren, Ambassador of Israel to the Russian Federation (Israel)
Leonid Pechatnikov, Advisor to the Mayor of Moscow (Russia)
Igor Barinov, Head of the Federal Agency for Nationalities (Russia)
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO from 2009 to 2017 (Bulgaria)
Julius Meinl, World Jewish Congress Commissioner for combating antisemitism
Mikhail Fedotov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights
Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (Italy)
Mikhael Mirilashvili, President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress
Berl Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia (Russia).
Jean-Pierre Chevènement, Special Representative of the French Government for development of relations with Russia (France)
Coffe break
First Plenary Session "Global trends in combating antisemitism, xenophobia, and racism”
Moderators:
Prof. Steven T. Katz, Slater Professor of Jewish and Holocaust studies, Boston University (USA)
Head of the UN Information Center in Moscow, 1999-2014 (Russia), Alexander Gorelik
Participants:
Prof. Steven T. Katz, Slater Professor of Jewish and Holocaust studies, Boston University (USA)
Robert Singer, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, World Jewish Congress
Andrew Baker, Personal Representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on combating antisemitism, Director of International Affairs at the American Jewish Committee (USA)
Vladimir Makarov, Police Major General, Deputy Chief of the General Administration for Combating Extremism, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russia)
Lunch break
Session "Interaction between Government Authorities and Civil Society on Prevention of Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia – New Approaches
Moderators:
Prof. Ira Forman, Senior Fellow on Contemporary Antisemitism; Senior Fellow Moment Magazine; Formerly US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism 2013-2017 (Georgetown University, USA)
Oleg Seregin, Associate Director, Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs (Russia)
Participants:
Ivan Petrov, First Deputy Director of the Department of Nationality Affairs of Moscow Government
Prof. Emil Pain, Research professor of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (Russia).
Konstantin Bendas, Expert of the Commission on Harmonization of Interethnic and Inter-Confessional Relations, Civic Chamber (Russia)
Lilia Komissarenko, Deputy Chairperson of the Legislative Assembly of the Jewish Autonomous Region (Russia).
Abdulgamid Bulatov, Head of the Department of the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs (Russia)
Prof. Vladimir Sobkin, Director, Centre for the sociology of education, Russian Academy of Education (Russia).
Session "Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia on the Internet"
Session "Modern Forms of Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia"
Coffee break
Second Plenary Session “Role of Religion on Combating Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia”
Opening Session. Greetings
Moderators:
Anna Bokshitskaya, Еxecutive director of the Russian Jewish Congress (Russia)
Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Center (France)
Participants:
Yury Kanner, President of the “Russian Jewish Congress”. Opening speech
Valentina Matviyenko, Chairman of the Federation Council, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Russia)
Amb. Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress
Sergey Vershinin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Russia)
H.E. Amb. Gary Koren, Ambassador of Israel to the Russian Federation (Israel)
Leonid Pechatnikov, Advisor to the Mayor of Moscow (Russia)
Igor Barinov, Head of the Federal Agency for Nationalities (Russia)
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO from 2009 to 2017 (Bulgaria)
Julius Meinl, World Jewish Congress Commissioner for combating antisemitism
Mikhail Fedotov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights
Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (Italy)
Mikhael Mirilashvili, President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress
Berl Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia (Russia).
Jean-Pierre Chevènement, Special Representative of the French Government for development of relations with Russia (France)
First Plenary Session "Global trends in combating antisemitism, xenophobia, and racism”
Moderators:
Prof. Steven T. Katz, Slater Professor of Jewish and Holocaust studies, Boston University (USA)
Head of the UN Information Center in Moscow, 1999-2014 (Russia), Alexander Gorelik
Participants:
Prof. Steven T. Katz, Slater Professor of Jewish and Holocaust studies, Boston University (USA)
Robert Singer, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, World Jewish Congress
Andrew Baker, Personal Representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on combating antisemitism, Director of International Affairs at the American Jewish Committee (USA)
Vladimir Makarov, Police Major General, Deputy Chief of the General Administration for Combating Extremism, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russia)
Session "Interaction between Government Authorities and Civil Society on Prevention of Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia – New Approaches
Moderators:
Prof. Ira Forman, Senior Fellow on Contemporary Antisemitism; Senior Fellow Moment Magazine; Formerly US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism 2013-2017 (Georgetown University, USA)
Oleg Seregin, Associate Director, Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs (Russia)
Participants:
Ivan Petrov, First Deputy Director of the Department of Nationality Affairs of Moscow Government
Prof. Emil Pain, Research professor of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (Russia).
Konstantin Bendas, Expert of the Commission on Harmonization of Interethnic and Inter-Confessional Relations, Civic Chamber (Russia)
Lilia Komissarenko, Deputy Chairperson of the Legislative Assembly of the Jewish Autonomous Region (Russia).
Abdulgamid Bulatov, Head of the Department of the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs (Russia)
Prof. Vladimir Sobkin, Director, Centre for the sociology of education, Russian Academy of Education (Russia).
Second Plenary Session “Role of Religion on Combating Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia”
Session "Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia on the Internet"
Session "Modern Forms of Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia"
Third Plenary Session “Research of Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Racism: a Path Forward”
Coffee break
Session "Culture as the Tool for Combating Antisemitism, Xenophobia and Racism"
Session “Historical Roots of Antisemitism”
Session "Education as the Tool for Combating Antisemitism, Xenophobia and Racism"
Lunch break
Session "European Experience of Combating Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia"
Session "Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia in the Mass Media"
Session “Holocaust and genocides denial and diminishment: ways of combating”
Fourth Plenary Session “Antisemitism, Xenophobia and Racism: Modern Challenges and Threats”
Summation of the Conference Findings. Sessions’ Moderators Reports. Adoption of the Resolution. Closing of the Conference .
Third Plenary Session “Research of Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Racism: a Path Forward”
Fourth Plenary Session “Antisemitism, Xenophobia and Racism: Modern Challenges and Threats”
Session "Culture as the Tool for Combating Antisemitism, Xenophobia and Racism"
Session “Historical Roots of Antisemitism”
Session "Education as the Tool for Combating Antisemitism, Xenophobia and Racism"
Session "European Experience of Combating Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia"
Session "Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia in the Mass Media"
Session “Holocaust and genocides denial and diminishment: ways of combating”