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David J. Michaels


David J. Michaels is Director of UN and Intercommunal Affairs at B'nai B'rith International, the world’s oldest Jewish service and advocacy organization, where he has worked since 2004. 

He has traveled widely – meeting world leaders including Pope Francis, Saudi King Abdullah, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres – and been featured by numerous domestic and foreign print and broadcast media. These have included the New York Times, the Washington Post, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Financial Times, Newsweek, FOX News, the Jerusalem Post, the Times of India, Al-Arabiya, La Stampa and others. 

David trained at the Foreign Ministry of Germany, Israel's Embassy in Washington, Ha'aretz, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the Office of former President Clinton and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. He has also served as a counselor for developmentally disabled young people. 

A Wexner Fellow, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Yeshiva University and a Master’s degree in international relations from Yale. He is a winner of B'nai B'rith's Sidney H. Closter Award and the Young Professional Award of the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America.

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