AJC Washington connects our community with AJC’s global advocacy work to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel. Our access to diplomats, elected officials, and interfaith leaders advances AJC’s broader global priorities: combating antisemitism, promoting Israel’s place in the world, and countering the spread of radicalism and extremism.
Our impact extends well beyond the Washington, D.C., community, helping AJC achieve tangible results in the form of government policies, formidable alliances, and hard-hitting legislation that make our world safer and more secure.
We serve the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. Our close proximity to embassies, opinion leaders, and Congress gives our office unparalleled opportunities to advance AJC priorities.
Our young leadership program, AJC ACCESS D.C., empowers Jewish young professionals to advocate for the Jewish people through legislative advocacy on Capitol Hill, dinners with diplomats, and opportunities to pursue interfaith and intergroup relationships. Learn more about ACCESS D.C.
October 28, 2020
Diplomacy through a Jewish and Latino Lens
Join us for a collaboration of the Pozez JCC, Bender JCC of Greater Washington, and AJC Washington:
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
International treaties, agreements, and alliances are the result of diplomatic negotiations that represent a country’s most important goals. But what really happens behind the curtain? And how have the Jewish people been involved in formal and informal diplomacy? Hear the inside perspective of how diplomacy works between the U.S. and Latin America through a Jewish lens.
Amb. Lisa Kubiske | Pozez JCC Board Member and former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras and Deputy Chief of Mission in Brazil
Dina Siegel Vann, Director | AJC Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs
Moderator: Jason Isaacson | AJC Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer
Inside Facebook: A Conversation with Monika Bickert
On October 12, Facebook announced a major policy change, banning all Holocaust denial and distortion from the world's largest social network. The announcement, which represented a significant shift in the company's hate speech policy, came after lengthy discussions with AJC and other stakeholders. Join us for this exclusive conversation between Monika Bickert, Facebook's Vice President of Content Policy, and AJC CEO David Harris on how Facebook determines what content is and is not permitted and what it is doing to keep its platform free of antisemitism and all forms of hate.
Wednesday, October 28
12:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. CT, 10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT
Over the course of his career Alan Ronkin has led successful campaigns to defeat anti-Israel ballot initiatives, conducted tours of Israel for prominent non-Jewish leaders, and advocated on behalf of domestic urban concerns.