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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