Improving the Campus Climate Initiative

Signature Seminar Series

About the Signature Seminar Series

With growing concerns about antisemitism across the United States, university and college administrators must increase their knowledge and awareness of Jewish identity, diversity, antisemitism, and inclusion on campus. 

AEN’s Signature Seminar Series brings together university and college administrators, including student affairs staff, diversity officials, and other campus professionals for online and in-person professional development to learn about these important topics, network with colleagues across the U.S., and develop strategies for creating a more inclusive campus environment.  

The series is led by AEN’s Leadership Team and its expert faculty members, with each session building on content from previous sessions in order to provide participants with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the diversity of Jewish experience, historical and contemporary manifestations of antisemitism, and practical guidance for creating an inclusive campus environment while ensuring free expression and academic freedom.


Join AEN and your fellow campus administrators for the following professional development opportunities. All sessions will be delivered online via Zoom on Thursdays from 2:00-3:30 PM ET unless otherwise specified; dates subject to change.

  • Welcome & Introductions – Understanding Jewish Identity – September 15, 2022
  • Understanding Antisemitism – October 20, 2022
  • Washington, DC Convening – November 14-16, 2022 (in person with online options)
    • History of Antisemitism
    • Visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
    • Antisemitism in the United States
    • Antisemitism and Racism
    • Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Jews, Race, and Whiteness – December 15, 2022
  • Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color – January 19, 2023
  • Zionism and the Jewish Connection to Israel – February 16, 2023
  • Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism – March 16, 2023
  • Title VI, Free Speech, and Campus Free Expression – April 20, 2023
  • Strategies, Skills, and Best Practices – May 18, 2023
  • Israel Experience – June 5-13, 2023

Participants will be provided reading materials in advance of each session in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of the content. Following their participation in the series, each participant will receive a letter from AEN certifying their professional training in antisemitism awareness and Jewish inclusion. We anticipate that participants will gain expertise and skills that will equip them to better serve as allies and advocates for Jewish students while ensuring an inclusive campus environment for all.

Learn more about AEN’s Improving the Campus Climate Initiative.



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