Archives: People

  • Fred Zeidman

    Fred Zeidman

    Fred Zeidman, chairman emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, was appointed by President George W. Bush in March 2002 and served in that position from 2002-2010. A prominent Houston based business and civic leader, Mr. Zeidman also is chairman emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science System Houston and director and chief […] Read more

  • Dr. Michael Makovsky

    Dr. Michael Makovsky

    Dr. Michael Makovsky since 2013 has been President and CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), a leading Washington, D.C.-based policy and educational organization focused on U.S. defense and national security issues in the Middle East. Makovsky has worked extensively on U.S.-Israel defense ties, U.S. policy toward Iran, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, […] Read more

  • Barry Rosen

    Barry Rosen

    Barry Rosen’s first view of Iran began in 1967, when he left Brooklyn for a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer. He taught English and he learned Persian. In many ways, Iran became a second home for Rosen. A decade later, he returned to Iran as the embassy’s press attaché and that home became […] Read more

  • James S. Tisch

    James S. Tisch

    James S. Tisch is president and CEO of Loews Corporation. He has been with Loews since 1977. Prior to that he was with CNA Financial Corporation.  Mr. Tisch is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell University where he majored in economics. He holds an MBA with Distinction from the Wharton Graduate School of the University […] Read more

  • Dr. Merryl H. Tisch

    Dr. Merryl H. Tisch

    Dr. Merryl H. Tisch is one of the nation’s leading voices on education. She was appointed chair of the State University of New York in September of 2019, after serving as vice-chair since 2018. From 2009 to 2016, Dr. Tisch served as chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, New York State’s governing body […] Read more

  • Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan

    Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan

    Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan is an American investor, environmentalist, and advocate for humanist values. He is the chairman and CEO of The Electrum Group LLC, a New York City-based investment, advisory, and asset management firm with a focus on the natural resources sector. Dr. Kaplan is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the […] Read more

  • William Daroff

    William Daroff

    William Daroff became the CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on February 1, 2020.  In that capacity, he is the senior professional guiding the Conference’s agenda on behalf of the 52 national member organizations, which represent the wide mosaic of American Jewish life. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President […] Read more

  • Jason M. Brodsky

    Jason M. Brodsky

    Jason M. Brodsky is currently the policy director of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI). In addition to managing the organization’s research and writing portfolios, he advises former U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, and UANI leadership on their work on Iran. He has also worked as a senior Middle East analyst and […] Read more

  • Dr. Hiva Feizi

    Dr. Hiva Feizi

    Dr. Hiva Feizi is a public diplomacy and international affairs expert focused on Iran’s soft power and cultural diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa. For more than 10 years, she has used her experience in communications, public diplomacy, and audience engagement to help executives, advocacy groups, and government officials effectively counter Iran’s digital […] Read more

  • Ambassador
    Mark D. Wallace

    Ambassador Mark D. Wallace

    Ambassador Mark D. Wallace is an American businessman, former diplomat, and lawyer who has served in a variety of government, political, and private sector posts. He served in several national security positions during the administration of President George W. Bush, including as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, representative for UN management and reform. […] Read more

  • Dr. Steven B. Nasatir

    Dr. Steven B. Nasatir

    Dr. Steven B. Nasatir is a Jewish community leader of national and international renown, who served as president of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago from 1979-2019. A former academician, Dr. Nasatir was the fourth person in the 106-year history of Chicago’s Jewish Federation to serve as its chief executive officer and has […] Read more

  • Roya Hakakian

    Roya Hakakian

    Roya Hakakian is an Iranian American writer, journalist, and public speaker. Her opinion columns, essays, and book reviews appear in leading English language publications including the New York Times, New York Review of Books, and The Atlantic. A founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, she has spoken on a variety of news outlets, from CNN’s Fareed […] Read more

  • Dr. Sharon S. Nazarian

    Dr. Sharon S. Nazarian

    Dr. Sharon S. Nazarian is the president of the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation, with a regional office in Israel named the Ima Foundation and is the Founder of the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2017, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) appointed Sharon as Senior Vice […] Read more

  • Dr. Nazee Moinian

    Dr. Nazee Moinian

    Dr. Nazee Moinian holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) as well as a master’s degree in political science from its Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Nazee advised Secretary Hillary Clinton’s […] Read more

  • Davina Farahi

    Davina Farahi

    Davina Farahi is the Co-founder & CEO of Shaya – a luxury brand creating elevated essentials for pets and humans. After graduating from Columbia Business School in 2018, Davina worked with her parents and three siblings to design a luxury pet carrier that elevates the way pets and their humans live and travel together. Since […] Read more

  • Tali Farhadian Weinstein

    Tali Farhadian Weinstein

    Tali Farhadian Weinstein is Of Counsel at Kaplan Hecker & Fink, resident in the New York office. Tali’s practice focuses on gender justice and public interest litigation. She also serves as a legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law. Her writing has […] Read more

  • Ambassador
    Dennis Ross

    Ambassador  Dennis Ross

    Ambassador Dennis Ross is Counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Prior to returning to the Institute in 2011, he served two years as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and National Security Council Senior Director for the Central Region, and a year as Special Advisor to U.S. […] Read more

  • Former U.S. Congressman
    Eric Fingerhut

    Former U.S. CongressmanEric Fingerhut

    Former U.S. Congressman Eric Fingerhut is the president and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). Prior to his appointment at JFNA, Fingerhut served as the President of CEO of Hillel International from 2013-19. At Hillel, Fingerhut led the organization’s Drive to Excellence, which resulted in doubling the number of students engaged by […] Read more

  • Former U.S. Congressman
    Ted Deutch

    Former U.S. CongressmanTed Deutch

    Former U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch, a lifelong Jewish and pro-Israel activist, assumed the role of CEO of American Jewish Committee (AJC) on October 1, 2022. He joined AJC following more than 12 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Florida. In Congress, Ted served as chair […] Read more

  • Former U.S. Senator
    Norm Coleman

    Former U.S. SenatorNorm Coleman

    Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman dedicated more than three decades to public service. He was a student activist in the 1960s, Minnesota’s chief prosecutor and solicitor general in the 1970s and 1980s, and mayor of St. Paul in the 1990s. He represented Minnesota in the U.S. Senate from 2003-2009. In 2011, Senator Coleman returned to his legal […] Read more

  • Former U.S. Senator
    Joseph I. Lieberman

    Former U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman

    Former U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman is senior counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman in New York, chairman of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), and was for 24 years a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. At the end of his service in January 2013, he was chairman of […] Read more

  • Hadassah Lieberman

    Hadassah Lieberman

    Hadassah Freilich Lieberman has dedicated much of her life’s work to health issues, assisting nonprofit organizations, improving educational standards, and promoting international understanding. Her focus on global women’s health issues has reinforced her belief that health diplomacy is of utmost importance; and that prevention and treatment of women’s health problems builds a natural commonality. Her […] Read more

  • John Doe

    John Doe

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