Jason F. Isaacson

Jason Isaacson, AJC Director of Government and International Affairs since 1991, is a longtime analyst of U.S. political and strategic affairs and an advocate for Middle East peace. An observer to the 1991-92 Middle East peace talks in Madrid, Moscow and Washington, he represented AJC at the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna; since 1993 he has coordinated periodic AJC ministerial meetings throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia, including numerous visits that were the first by an American Jewish civic organization. He has lectured periodically at the Diplomatic Institute of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry. In 2002, he was a Senior Visitor at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Isaacson directed an AJC initiative to strengthen trans-Atlantic cooperation on Middle East policy – resulting in the opening of the Transatlantic Institute in Brussels in 2004. In 2005, in Tunis, he convened an NGO seminar on tolerance-promotion on the Internet, in conjunction with the UN World Summit on the Information Society. In 2007, the French Minister of Culture and Communication awarded him the rank of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. In July 2009, King Mohammed VI bestowed on Isaacson the honor of Chevalier of the Order of the Throne of the Kingdom of Morocco.

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