AEN will host its fourth National Conference Tuesday, May 21st to Thursday, May 23rd in San Diego, CA., our first national event held on the West Coast. During the conference, we will be formally welcoming Miriam F. Elman as our new Executive Director, and discussing campus trends such as BDS on California campuses, building effective alliances, and developing study abroad programs to Israel as a counter to boycott efforts. The conference is open to AEN members and invited guests only. For more information about how to register, financial support, and other program details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A draft program is available to read here.
Shmuel Rosner, the prominent Israeli journalist, author, researcher, and publisher, will be the keynote speaker and featured guest during the conference, providing analyses of the recent Israeli election and its wide-ranging impacts, including on AEN’s work.
Rosner is a Contributing Opinion Writer for the New York Times and the Political Editor of LA’s Jewish Journal, where he writes on political, cultural, social and religious issues affecting Israeli and American Jewry. Rosner has previously been a columnist for Israeli publications such as Maariv, The Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz. His writing has also appeared in Slate, Commentary, Real Clear Politics, and many other publications. Rosner’s books include Shtetl, Bagel, Baseball – a deep dive into the state of the American Jewish community – and Obama vs Romney: A Jewish Voter’s Guide. Rosner’s most recent book, #IsraeliJudaism, released in December 2018 in Hebrew, is a groundbreaking study on religious practice and views in Israel. Rosner also serves as a senior fellow of the Jewish People Policy Institute.