<p>Rabbi Yehuda Sarna is the University Chaplain at New York University (NYU) and Executive Director for the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU. Ordained at Yeshiva University, Rabbi Sarna believes that there is no contradiction between deep rootedness in one’s own tradition and relevance in the broader public sphere. As a faculty member at the Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service, Rabbi Sarna established the first academic minor in Multifaith Leadership at any major research university. In 2012, he co-founded the Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership, together with Chelsea Clinton, Linda Mills, and Imam Khalid Latif.</p>
Daniel Pincus is a consultant with The Quantic Group, which provides services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, vaccine, OTC, nutraceutical, and device industries. He has been involved with AJC since 2006, first with ACCESS NY, serving on the Board and the Steering Committee, and then as co-chair. He also created and chaired the Global ACCESS Steering Committee. In 2011, he became the first ACCESS member to join the national AJC Board of Governors. He continues to serve ACCESS NY as co-chair of the national ACCESS Muslim-Jewish Task Force. Dan also serves on other boards, including Decadancetheatre, Bet Hatfusot, and the Muslim Jewish Conference.
He is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Bioengineering.
Deborah E. Lipstadt is an American historian at Emory University and the author of five books, one of which, Denial–originally published as History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier–has been made into the major motion picture Denial. She was a historical consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, helping design the section on American Responses to the Holocaust. She was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Obama to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and has often been called upon by members of the U.S. Congress to consult on political responses to Holocaust denial.
Deborah received her Ph.D and MA from Brandeis University and her BA from the City College of New York.
Senator Joseph Lieberman is a former United States Senator and Attorney General of the State of Connecticut. He was the Democratic Vice- Presidential nominee in 2000, and retired from the United States Senate following the end of his fourth term. During his tenure, Senator Lieberman helped shape legislation in virtually every major area of public policy, including national and homeland security, foreign policy, fiscal policy, environmental protection, human rights, health care, trade, energy, cyber security, and taxes. He currently serves as the Senior Counsel to Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP in New York.
Senator Lieberman received his JD and BA from Yale University.
Moses S. Libitzky is President and Founding Principal of Libitzky Property Companies, based in San Francisco. Since 1983, he has been involved primarily in real estate. He participates extensively in community activities, serving on the Boards of a number of nonprofit and charitable organizations, including the Libitzky Family Foundation, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Jewish Community Federation, and Lehrhaus Judaica.
Congressman Steven Israel is Chairman of Long Island University Global Institute and a former United States Representative from New York’s third congressional district, serving from 2001 to 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee until November 2014. He supported increased regulation on gun ownership and voted for the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Before serving in Congress, he served on the town board of Huntington, New York.
David Harris, AJC’s CEO, has led the agency since 1990. Described by the late Israeli President Shimon Peres as the “foreign minister of the Jewish people,” he has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most prestigious forums. He has been honored a total of 14 times by the governments of Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Spain, and Ukraine for his international efforts in defense of human rights, advancement of the transatlantic partnership, and dedication to the Jewish people. David has been invited to serve on four official U.S. government delegations to international conferences. He has written hundreds of articles, op-eds, letters, and reviews in leading media outlets, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Times of Israel. From 2001 to 2015, he had a weekly spot on the CBS Radio Network that reached millions of listeners across the United States.
Educated at the University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics, he has been a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University.
Eli Epstein is former CEO and majority shareholder of Calco, a producer of calcined petroleum coke, and a joint venture partner with Conoco Inc. He initiated the acquisition of calcining assets from British Petroleum in 1989, and established Venco as one of the world’s leading suppliers of carbon to basic industry. His extensive contacts with the Arab Middle East have generated several projects, including Children of Abraham—an internet-based initiative which allows young Muslims and Jews to discover their common heritage and practices. He initiated visits by leading Orthodox rabbis to the United Arab Emirates to build bridges of understanding and cooperation. He was also instrumental in initiating an interfaith educational initiative sponsored by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi that included religious leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths, which was hosted by Yale University.
He received an MBA from Columbia University in 1979.
Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson is senior rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York. From 2002 through 2013 he served as senior rabbi of Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester in Chappaqua, New York. He is a past president of both the Westchester Board of Rabbis and the Chappaqua Interfaith Council. In 2009, he was honored for his interfaith efforts by the Westchester Jewish Council and AJC, on whose New York board he sits. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Steven H. Collis is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, one of the largest wholesale pharmaceutical distribution companies in the world. He previously served as Executive Vice President and President of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, and was Senior Vice President of AmerisourceBergen and President of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group.