Podcast: Special Envoy Elan Carr on How He Fights Anti-Semitism Across the Globe

America’s newly-appointed envoy stops by to talk about his plans for his office.

Anti-Semitic graffiti in Warsaw, Poland on February 25, 2019. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto.

Anti-Semitic graffiti in Warsaw, Poland on February 25, 2019. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Elan Carr
March 21 2019
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A weekly podcast, produced in partnership with the Tikvah Fund, offering up the best thinking on Jewish thought and culture.

This Week’s Guest: Elan Carr


On February 5, 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appointed Elan Carr as the White House’s Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism. Created 15 years ago by President George W. Bush, the position is charged with developing and implementing America’s policy to fight anti-Semitism at home and abroad. Carr—a veteran of the Iraq War, a JAG officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, and a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County—comes to his post at a time of rising animus against Jews within America and around the globe.

In this podcast, he discusses his office’s efforts, recalling the family history that drives his sense of mission, exploring the trends—positive and negative—he sees across the globe, and making the case for why fighting anti-Semitism in all its forms, including anti-Zionism, is vital for the health of any society.

Musical selections in this podcast are drawn from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 31a, composed by Paul Ben-Haim and performed by the ARC Ensemble, as well as “Great Feeling” by Alex Kizenkov.



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