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Dr. David N. Myers

Dr. David N. Myers is Distinguished Professor of History and holds the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History in the UCLA History Department. He is the founding director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He also serves as President of the Board of the New Israel Fund. For years, Dr. Myers has studied antisemitism and the persistence of anti-Jewish sentiment. He is the author or editor of more than fifteen books in the field of Jewish history, including American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joela Hasidic Village in Upstate New York (Princeton, 2022) with Nomi Stolzenberg. Dr. Myers is the Director of UCLA's new three-year Initiative to Study Hate, a project intended to foster cutting-edge research and high-level teaching to understand better and mitigate group-based hate.