IEC Advisory Council

The IEC's Advisory Council is composed of 12 distinguished individuals from diverse disciplines and positions of leadership. Over the last decade the IEC has worked with each of these individuals in various capacities. As council members their expertise, ideas and input will further the interests of our work in inspiring the next generation to build a strong and enduring commitment to Israel and serve as an integral piece of the IEC's overall strategy in achieving this goal.

Lee Gordon, Executive Director at Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel

Amos Guiora, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Global Justice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Yossi Klein Halevi, Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute; Contributing Editor, The New Republic

Robert Johnston, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Teaching of History, University of Illinois at Chicago

Charles Lipson, Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

Uzi Rabi, Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University

Martin Raffel, JCPA Senior Vice President, Israel Action Network and Senior Vice President, Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Elie Rekhess, Visiting Crown Chair in Middle East Studies, Professor of History, Northwestern University

Nachman Shai, Member of Knesset and Co-Chairman of the Lobby for Strengthening the Jewish People

Ilan Troen, Professor of Israel and Jewish Studies in the department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University

Einat Wilf, Senior Fellow with the Jewish People Policy Institute and Former Member of Knesset

Honorary Member

Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest

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