It is with the greatest sense of honor and humility that I am happy to announce, on behalf of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), that Professor Elie Wiesel is the Honorary President of ISGAP.
Given Professor Wiesel’s experience and his achievements at so many levels; given what he and his generation experienced; given the rapidly changing dynamics of global realities and the threat that antisemitism poses locally and certainly globally; clearly Professor Wiesel’s association with ISGAP will help greatly in our efforts to assess the contemporary challenges of antisemitism from an interdisciplinary scholarly perspective, to develop policy approaches to confront this scourge, and to help raise the caliber of public discourse, with a sense of urgency.
Professor Wiesel has been the leading voice of survivors of the Shoah, and for humanity and decency in general for decades. His wisdom and humility, his writings and scholarship, his actions on the personal to the political levels, serve as an example for those of us concerned for the state of the world, human rights, scholarship and the struggle to combat – yes combat – antisemitism.
There is no greater honor for ISGAP, my colleagues and myself, to be associated with Professor Elie Wiesel.
Director of ISGAP