Ira Forman was appointed the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (SEAS) on May 20, 2013. He continued in that role until the end of the Obama Administration in January 2017. From 2011-2012 Mr. Forman served as the Jewish Outreach Director for the Obama for America campaign. He also served for nearly 15 years as the Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC)
Mr. Forman received his B.A. from Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Government. He received his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He co-edited and wrote for the reference book, Jews In American Politics. He has written articles on these topics for the Encyclopedia Judaica and in the past year has authored numerous opinion pieces in publications such as the Washington Post, the Jerusalem Post and New York Jewish Week.
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Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism (Fall 2017)