U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism Ira Forman speaking at a panel discussion at John Cabot University on the 50th anniversary of the release of Nostra Aetate
|United States Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism|
May 20, 2013 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Michael Kozak (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Vacant / Elan Carr|
|Born||1952 (age 67–68)|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Ira N. Forman (born February 28, 1952) was executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council from January 1996 through June 2010, and then the United States Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism from May 2013 until January 2017.
Education and career
Forman started his career in 1977 working as a legislative liaison for AIPAC. His title was political director. He stayed with AIPAC until 1981, when he left to go to Stanford University, where he completed an MBA in 1983.
After completing his MBA went to work for the National PAC as the New York office director, which he continued until 1985.
From 1990 to 1993, he served as a fellow at the Center for National Policy where he worked on the volume "Democrats and The American Idea: A Bicentennial Appraisal". He left the Center for National Policy to serve as the director of congressional relations in the Office of Personnel Management of the Clinton Administration.
In September 2011, Forman was named Jewish outreach director for President Obama's 2012 Reelection Campaign.
Forman and his wife, Caryn Pass, have three children, and live in Washington, D.C.
- "NJDC CEO Forman Steps Down; Harris Named President and CEO". NJDC. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- "Reports of anti-Semitism increase". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Associated Press. May 20, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Forman, Ira N." United States Department of State. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Cortellessa, Eric (June 26, 2017). "Former anti-Semitism envoys warn of 'terrible loss' of post under Trump". The Times of Israel. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- "Forman, Ira N." U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- "Ira Forman, U.S. Department of State". jcpaevents.org. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- Davis, Julie Hirschfeld (2017-01-05). "In Break With Precedent, Obama Envoys Are Denied Extensions Past Inauguration Day". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- Official biography at United States Department of State
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Articles by Ira Forman in The Jewish Week
- Articles by Ira Forman in the Huffington Post
- Ira Forman on Twitter
- Speech at the Center for Jewish Civilization
Michael Kozak (acting)
| United States Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism
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