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International philanthropist, investor, art collector, and former public servant, Amb. Ronald S. Lauder has served as President of the World Jewish Congress since June 2007. President Lauder also demonstrates his deep commitment to his Judaism through a wide range of other philanthropic endeavors that reach around the world.

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Amb. Ronald S. Lauder, WJC President

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Michael Burleigh: Confronting a new era of anti-Semitism - Project Syndicate

When talking to Ronald S. Lauder, one quickly gets the impression that his combination of urbanity and insight makes him exactly the right person to speak for the world Jewish community in these troubled times. Lauder may be a worldly diplomat, but he is ready to fight.

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Lauder calls German far-right party AfD 'a disgrace'

In an interview with the newspaper 'Die Welt', World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder criticized the far-right, populist German party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), which he called "a disgrace for Germany."

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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder thanks US Senators for letter supporting Jewish communities amid escalating anti-Semitism

“It is beyond reassuring to know that members of the US Senate are taking these threats seriously and are committed to protecting our communities,” Lauder said.

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