Hannah Rosenthal

Hannah Rosenthal served as United States special envoy and as the head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism in the Obama administration and has been a commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. As special envoy, Rosenthal and her staff established a mandatory 90-minute course on antisemitism at the Foreign Service Institute, along with a 341-word definition of antisemitism, which includes newer forms of antisemitism, including Holocaust denial. She also was president and CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation until her retirement in 2019. She was the founding executive director of the Wisconsin Women’s Council and is former head of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Ms. Rosenthal served on the advisory councils of J Street and J Street PAC and the board of Americans for Peace Now.