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September 3, 2014
All Countries Must Speak Out Against Anti-Semitism
It’s been dubbed the “longest hatred” by some, the “oldest hatred” by others. And this past summer, the world witnessed…
May 23, 2014
Ukraine: A Tale of Two Trips
In a March 18, 2014, speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his now oft-repeated claim that "nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and…
January 30, 2014
Holocaust Remembrance: A Special Screening of 'There Was Once'
The horrors of the Holocaust continue to reverberate some 70 years later. As I reflect on all the lives lost…
November 8, 2013
75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass
On November 7, I represented the State Department at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for its “Kristallnacht: 75 Years…
June 18, 2013
Commemorating the 'Lost Music of the Holocaust'
When many of us reflect on the Holocaust, the beauty of the arts is the farthest thing from our minds.…