With the role of the Jewish vote becoming one of the hottest topics in this year's presidential race, the first-ever conference on the topic will be held in New York City on Sunday, September 23. Former mayor Ed Koch and U.S. Congressman Bob Turner will be among the featured speakers.
The conference, "The Jewish Vote, the Holocaust, and Israel," is the theme of the tenth national conference of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. It will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the Fordham University School of Law, 140 West 62 St., New York City, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Highlights of the conference include:
--Prof. David S. Wyman, author of the bestseller 'The Abandonment of the Jews,' who will speak on "Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Jewry".
--Dr. Tevi Troy, President George W. Bush's liaison to the Jewish community, and Hank Sheinkopf, a former Clinton adviser, who will speak on: "Two Bush Administrations and the Jewish Vote".
--Mayor Edward I. Koch & U.S. Congressman Bob Turner who will speak on "The Jewish Vote in 2012: Lessons from the 1980 Presidential Election and the 2011 New York City Congressional Race" (with Prof. Thane Rosenbaum as Commentator)
--Prof. Sonja Schoepf Wentling will speak on "Herbert Hoover & the Jews"
-- Dr. Rafael Medoff will speak on "A New Look at the Jewish Vote in the Truman-Dewey-Wallace Race of 1948"
Stephen M. Honig, Esq., distinguished Boston attorney, will chair the conference. Prof. Thane Rosenbaum, scholar and novelist (and Fordham Law School faculty member) will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
For more information, please call the Wyman Institute at 202-434-8994 or visit www.WymanInstitute.org