Kenneth Stern is the director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate and an attorney and award-winning author. For twenty-five years, he was the American Jewish Committee’s expert on antisemitism, and he was also the lead drafter of the “Working Definition of Antisemitism.” He has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States and testified before Congress. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Forward.
As a trial attorney before his AJC tenure, Stern was involved in several high-visibility cases, among them his defense of American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks in one of the last post-Wounded Knee cases (his book about this case, Loud Hawk: The United States vs. The American Indian Movement won the prestigious Gustavus Myers Award). His book about the Oklahoma City bombing, A Force Upon the Plane: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate, was nominated for the National Book Award. He also has written books on antisemitism and on Holocaust denial.
- The Conflict Over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate (New Jewish Press).
- Loud Hawk: The United States vs. The American Indian Movement (OUP)
- A Force Upon the Plane: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate (University of Oklahoma Press)