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Colleges and universities across the globe should adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism as a effective way to address rising Jew-hatred on campus, Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) Chief of Staff Arthur Maserjian said in a JBS interview this week following the resignation of Harvard President Dr. Claudine Gay.
“The IHRA working definition is a really crucial next step for combating this form of hate in its contemporary forms, to not only educate about antisemitism, but also to craft effective policies to make sure it’s being combated everywhere it takes place,” Maserjian told “In the News” host Teisha Bader. “So we’re calling on universities across the country to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism as a next step, and not just adopt it, but also to implement it and use it as a tool of education for the campus community and incorporate it into their codes of conduct.”
In the interview, Maserjian also shared his thoughts on Gay’s resignation and its aftermath.
“This moment requires leadership,” he said, “and it is incumbent upon university leaders to proactively show that they are safeguarding the Jewish community on campus when antisemitism takes place, and they have a responsibility to both be accountable to situations on their campuses and show that they’re going to institute changes to make the environment safer for everyone on campus.”
Watch the full interview with Maserjian here: