The mission of this center is to provide programs and resources in order to remember the victims and the lives of their families,to educate the generations to
come about the ramification of prejudice, racism, anti-Semitism and stereotyping in any society, and to encourage an awareness of the value of diversity in a pluralistic society.
Dr. Charles Asher Small is the Director and Founder of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, McGill University, Montreal; a M.Sc. in Urban Development Planning in Economics, Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London; and a Doctorate of Philosophy (D.Phil), St. Antony's College, Oxford University. Charles Small completed post-doctorate research at the Groupement de recherche ethnicité et société, Université de Montréal. He was the VATAT Research Fellow at Ben Gurion University, Beersheva, and taught in departments of sociology and geography at Goldsmith College, University of London, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv and the Institute of Urban Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He was also an Associate Professor and the Director of Urban Studies at SCSU, Connecticut. He worked as a consultant and policy advisor in North America, Europe, Southern Africa and the Middle East; and lectured internationally. Charles specializes social and cultural theory, globalization and national identity, socio-cultural policy, racism(s) - including Antisemitism. He is also the President and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy.