Edward and Sandra Meyer Office of the CEO
David Harris has led American Jewish Committee (AJC), described by the New York Times as the “dean of American Jewish organizations,” since 1990. He was described by the late Israeli President Shimon Peres as the “foreign minister of the Jewish people.” David has been honored more than 20 times, including by the governments of Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Spain, and Ukraine for his international efforts on behalf of the defense of human rights, advancement of the transatlantic partnership, and dedication to the Jewish people. He has written hundreds of articles in leading media outlets. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania and London School of Economics, he has been a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University.