As Director of AJC Europe, Simone Rodan-Benzaquen oversees AJC’s offices in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Rome, and Central Europe. She also serves as Director of AJC Paris. Prior to coming to AJC, she served as an adviser to Francois Zimeray, then-Ambassador for Human Rights in the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. She was the founding General Secretary of the Brussels- and Paris-based Medbridge Strategy Center, an organization that seeks to strengthen ties between leaders of political and civil society in Europe and democratic voices in the Middle East. She was a cofounder and Vice President of SOS Darfur, co-chaired by the French intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy. Rodan-Benzaquen regularly appears in European and U.S. media and writes regularly for The Huffington Post's French and U.S. editions, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Libération, and other outlets. She holds a law degree from King’s College, an M.Sc. in media and communications from the London School of Economics, and a secondary Master’s from Sciences Po. She is fluent in four languages.
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