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Kenneth Stern, J.D.

Executive Director
Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation


Mr. Stern is the Executive Director of the Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation, which works to combat and to increase the study of hatred and antisemitism. He is an award-winning author and attorney, who was previously director on antisemitism and extremism at the American Jewish Committee. He has argued before the United States Supreme Court and testified before Congress. Mr. Stern's book on the militia movement A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate, was nominated for the National Book award. Mr. Stern was the lead drafter of the working definition of antisemitism. He was also part of the defense team in the historic London Holocaust denial case of David Irving vs. Deborah Lipstadt. Mr. Stern was also defense counsel for Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (chronicled in his award-winning book Loud Hawk: The United States vs. The American Indian Movement). His two other books are Holocaust Denial and Antisemitism Today. He is a fellow of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College, where he has taught as a visiting assistant professor of Jewish Studies and as a visiting Assistant Professor of Human Rights.