Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
The Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism is a part of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Affairs (DRL) at the United States Department of State. It is headed by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (SEAS). The office "advocates U.S. policy on anti-Semitism both in the United States and internationally, develops and implements policies and projects to support efforts to combat anti-Semitism."
The Office was created by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004. Gregg Rickman was sworn the first SEAS on May 22, 2006. The office was vacant from the beginning of the Obama administration until November 23, 2009, when a new special envoy, Hannah Rosenthal was sworn into office; Rosenthal is former head of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, and former executive director of the Chicago Foundation for Women.
Rosenthal stepped down from her post on October 5, 2012, and was succeeded by acting Envoy Michael Kozak.
- Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism official government web page
- US Code, Title 22, Chapter 38, § 2731. Monitoring and combating anti-Semitism, from Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School.