|Simone Rodan Benzaquen serves as AJC's Paris Director. She comes to AJC after serving as an adviser to the Ambassador for Human Rights in the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. She was previously the founding General Secretary of the Brussels-based Medbridge Strategy Center, which seeks to strengthen ties between political and civil society leaders, and Vice President and Co-Founder of SOS Darfur. She holds a law degree from Kings College, London; an M.A. in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics; and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Sciences-Pro in Paris.