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Sarah Stern – President and Founder of EMET
About this webinar: How does one confront the anti-Israel teachings and other problems that are entrenched in Middle East studies? Sarah Stern has worked this issue in the halls of Congress and the Department of Education for almost two decades. She will discuss changes for the better and worse in the attempt to ensure that federal grants are used in accordance with their legislative intent – to give American students a solid education about the regions.
Sarah Stern is Founder and President of EMET. Prior to founding EMET, Sarah was the Executive Director for Governmental and Legislative Affairs of the American Jewish Congress, prior to that, she was the National Policy Coordinator of the Zionist Organization of America, and prior to that, she was a National Vice President of WINPAC, a national women’s pro-Israel political action committee. She has been responsible for bringing to the attention of Congress many issues that have resulted in the successful passage of legislation. Some among them include the Koby Mandell Act, which resulted in the opening of the Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism within the Department of Justice the Taylor Force Act, which resulted in the American government withholding payments to the Palestinians’ “martyrs’ fund” and “prisoners’ fund”, and amendments to Title VI of the Higher Education Act calling for a “wide range of viewpoints and a diversity of perspectives” within the America’s taxpayer funded Middle Eastern Studies programs.