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Apple's Cook to deliver keynote at Anti-Defamation League summit on anti-Semitism

Tim Cook is slated to pick up the first-ever "Courage Against Hate" award at a Dec. 3 event hosted by the Anti-Defamation League, where the Apple CEO is additionally expected to make a keynote speech.

Tim Cook



The event is the third-annual Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Cook will go on stage around 3:20 p.m. Eastern time, and his speech will be livestreamed for those not in attendance.

"Cook has shown that a company can speak out on social issues and be even more successful and profitable than in the past," the ADL said in a statement. "Through his efforts, he has significantly advanced ADL's timeless mission to fight hate and secure justice and fair treatment to all."

Cook is one of the few openly gay CEOs of a major corporation, and has been highly vocal about supporting LGBT rights in the the U.S., opposing Republican legislation intended to roll them back. He has also spoken out against the Trump administration's efforts to stop Muslim immigration.

Never is Now will focus primarily on anti-Semitism, which has been on the rise in the U.S. and some other countries. Cook was raised Baptist and isn't believed to be Jewish, though he's largely private about his religious beliefs.