Kristen Farrington is the executive director of the Freedom Forum Institute’s Religious Freedom Center in Washington, D.C.
Tenzin Dorjee serves on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan government commission tasked with tracking religious freedom violations around the world. He is also an associate professor of communication, including conflict resolution, at California State University, Fullerton.
Since 2018, three states have passed laws mandating Holocaust lessons in school.
Avner Shalev leads Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem.
Philipp Mittnik is a professor of education at the University of Vienna. He has studied how the Holocaust is taught in Austrian schools.
Stuart Foster is executive director of the Centre for Holocaust Education at University College London. He led the center’s large-scale investigation into what students in the United Kingdom know about the Holocaust.
Jenny Carson is an education officer working on teacher training at the Holocaust Educational Trust. Her organization works to ensure children understand the Holocaust and successfully advocated for the Holocaust to be added to the United Kingdom’s national curriculum for history.
Fred Whittaker teaches at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Louisville, Ky. He advocated for state-mandated Holocaust education for more than a decade before legislators followed his advice and passed a new law in 2018.
Meredith Weisel is the director of Maryland government and community relations for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. She’s argued that Holocaust education would reduce anti-Semitic incidents in schools.