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Case Study

Kyiv Conference on Anti-Semitism
International Public Diplomacy

Maximized government and NGO participation, upgraded a community-based commemoration into an international policy event.

Led by entrepreneur-philanthropist-legislator Oleksandr Feldman, Ukrainian community and human rights organizations sought to leverage Ukraine's one-year chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Beilis Trial, which had galvanized international response to anti-Semitism.


Analysis and policy responses to contemporary anti-Semitism were integrated into the original history-centered conference. Direct outreach to OSCE and U.S. Government officials — and to non-governmental organizations — attracted high-level participation and visibility for the issue across Europe.


The result was a prescient, action-oriented update on the OSCE's landmark 2004 Berlin Conference and a fitting, comprehensive consideration of Beilis.


For more information on this and other projects, please contact YGS Co-Founder Shai Franklin.


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