AJC Experts

David Harris, AJC’s executive director, is a widely recognized expert on the condition of Jewish communities worldwide, global anti-Semitism, Israel's quest for peace and security and international human rights. He has written scores of articles, op-eds, letters, and reviews in leading newspapers and magazines, and has a weekly commentary on the CBS radio network. He is available for interviews in English and Italian.

Press interested in interviewing David Harris, or any of the AJC staff experts below, should contact Kenneth Bandler at bandlerk@ajc.org; 212-891-6771.

The following is a list of AJC staff experts by topic, including foreign language interview options:

Anti-Semitism
Kenneth Stern, Specialist on Anti-Semitism and Extremism

Asia Pacific
Patty Friedman Marcus, Director, Asia Pacific Institute (Bahasa International)

Energy Independence
Richard Foltin, Director of National and Legislative Affairs in AJC's Office of Government and International Affairs in Washington, D.C.

International Affairs
Jason Isaacson, Director of the office of government and international affairs
Aaron Jacob, Associate Director of International Affairs (Hebrew)
Rabbi Andrew Baker, Director of International Jewish Affairs
Deidre Berger, Director of AJC Berlin (German)
Patricia Marcus, Director, Asia Pacific Institute

Intergroup Relations
Ann Schaffer, Director of the Belfer Center for American Pluralism

International Interreligious Relations
Rabbi David Rosen, Director of the Robert and Harriet Heilbrun Institute for International and Interreligious Understanding (Hebrew)

Interreligious Relations
Rabbi Noam Marans, Director, Interreligious and Intergroup Relations
Emily Soloff, Associate Director

Israel
Rabbi Edward Rettig, Director, Israel/Middle East office (Hebrew)
Sam Witkin, Director, Project Interchange
Jason Isaacson, Director, Government and International Affairs

Jewish Life
Steven Bayme, Director, The William Petschek Contemporary Jewish Center

Latin American and Latino Affairs
Dina Siegel Vann, Director, Latino and Latin American Institute (Spanish)

Legal Affairs and Domestic Policy
Richard Foltin, Director, National Legislative Affairs

Russian Jewish Community
Sam Kliger, Director, Russian Jewish Community Affairs (Russian)

Terrorism
Yehudit Barsky, Director, Division on Middle East and International Terrorism (Hebrew and Arabic)

United Nations
Felice Gaer, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights
Hillel Neuer, Executive Director, Geneva-based UN Watch
Jason Issacson, Director, Government and International Affairs
Aaron Jacob, Associate Director, International Affairs (Hebrew)

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