A Voice for Today, a Vision for Tomorrow
April 14-17, 2018

Confirmed Speakers


Emma Ashford   CATO Institute
Andrew Albertson   Executive Director, Foreign Policy for America
Bashar Azzeh   Palestinian entrepreneur and youth activist
Dr. Janet Aronson   Associate Director, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
Huda Abuarqoub   Regional Director, ALLMEP
Thabet Abu Rass   Co-Director, The Abraham Fund Initiatives
Tahani Abu Daqqa   Former Palestinian Minister of Youth, Sport, and Culture


Jeremy Burton   Executive Director, JCRC of Greater Boston
Joel Braunold   Executive Director, ALLMEP
Rachel Brandenburg   Director of Middle East Security Initiative, Atlantic Council
Ian Black   Former editor, The Guardian
Jeremy Ben-Ami   President, J Street
Heather Booth   Founder, Midwest Organizing Institute
Amnon Be’eri-Sulitzeanu   Co-Director, The Abraham Fund Initiatives
Gadi Baltiansky   Director, Geneva Institute


Tom Countryman   Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation
Eli Clifton   Fellow, The Nation Institute
Rev. Dr. Mae Cannon   Executive Director, Churches for Middle East Peace


Nimrod Dweck   Vice President of Strategy, Darkenu
Matt Duss   Foreign Policy Advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders
Aaron Davidman   Playwright and Director
Kelsey Davenport   Director, Arms Control Association


Rahna Eptig   Director of Strategic Partnerships, MoveOn
Hagai El-Ad   Executive Director, B’Tselem
Mieke Eoyang   Vice President, National Security Program at Third Way
Ohad Elhelo   Executive Director, Our Generation Speaks
Hagai El-Ad   Executive Director, B’Tselem


Lara Friedman   President, Foundation for Middle East Peace
Shelby Friedman   Political Assistant, JStreetPAC
Nidal Foqaha   Director, Palestinian Peace Coalition
Will Fischer   Executive Director, VoteVets


Alon-Lee Green   Director, Standing Together
Jon Greenwald   Former Foreign Service Officer
Kalyani Grad-Kaimal   LEAD Organizer, J Street
JJ Goldberg   Editor-at-Large, The Forward
Mickey Gitzin   Executive Director in Israel, New Israel Fund
Bar Gissin   Co-Chair, Young Meretz
Gili Getz   Leader, J Street Tristate Region
Leanne Gale   Student, Yale Law School
Avner Gvaryahu   Director, Breaking the Silence
Rolly Gueron   Retired Mossad Division Chief, Commanders for Israel’s Security
Nimrod Goren   Director, Mitvim
Zoe Goldblum   President, J Street U Student Board


Betty Herschman   Director of International Relations & Advocacy, Ir Amim
Eid Hathaleen   Palestinian Bedouin artist and activist
Maya Haber   Strategic Consultant, Israel Forward
Tania Hary   Director, Gisha


Walid Issa   Founder and President, The American Palestinian Hope Project


Rabbi David Jaffe   Director, Inside-Out Wisdom and Action Project
Rabbi Jill Jacobs   Executive Director, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights


Yossi Klein Halevi   Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute
Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen   Director, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program, USIP
Yehuda Kurtzer   President, Shalom Hartman Institute
Dr. Michael Koplow   Policy Director, Israel Policy Forum
Idit Klein   Executive Director, Keshet
Prof. Menachem Klein   Bar-Ilan University
Andy Kim   Congressional Candidate, NJ-03
Rabbi Nancy Kasten    
Suleiman Khatib   Co-Director, Combatants for Peace
Uri Keidar   Executive Director, Israel Chofsheet
Dan Kalik   Senior Political Advisor, MoveOn.org


Becca Lubow   J Street U Student
Libby Lenkinski   Vice President for Public Engagement, New Israel Fund


Liel Maghen   Co-Director, IPCRI
Negar Mortazavi   Journalist
Samer Makhlouf   Director, Zimam
Liel Maghen   Co-Director, IPCRI
Mikhael Manekin   CEO, Israel Tomorrow


Matt Nosanchuk   Former Associate Director of Public Engagement, Obama Administration
Ori Nir   Director of Communications & Public Engagement, Americans for Peace Now


Brig. Gen. (ret.) Israela Oron   Israel Defense Forces


Rachel Powers   J Street U Student
Yael Patir   J Street Israel Director
Geri Palast   Executive Director, Israel Action Network


Jessica Rosenblum   Vice President of Communications, J Street


Paul Scham   President, Partners for Progressive Israel
Howard Sumka   Former Mission Director to West Bank and Gaza, USAID
Kenneth Stern   Executive Director, Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation
Noam Shuster Eliassi   Speaker, Comedian and Activist, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam
Debra Shushan   Director of Policy & Government Relations, Americans for Peace Now
Nisreen Shehada   Outreach Coordinator, Standing Together
Emily Schaeffer Omer-Man   Israeli Human Rights Attorney
Nivine Sandouka   Co-Director, IPCRI
Samah Salaime   Representative, Wahat al-Salam/Neve Shalom
Ken Stern   Executive Director, Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation
Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin   Mitvim: Israel Institute for Regional Foreign Policies
Yaniv Sagee   Executive Director, Givat Haviva Center for Shared Society


Rabbi Rachel Timoner    
Nadav Tamir   Director of International and Government Affairs, and Government Affairs Peres and Associates Global Consulting


Dylan Williams   VP for Government Affairs, J Street
Sarah Wildman   Deputy Editor, Foreign Policy
Rabbi Deborah Waxman   President, Reconstructing Judaism
Eric Ward   Executive Director, Western States Center
Tamara Cofman Wittes   Senior Fellow, Center for Mideast Policy at the Brookings Institution


Sally Zaghmout   Entrepreneur, Our Generation Speaks

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