- Community Engagement
Middle East Policy Under the Biden Administration with TBE Online
- Thursday, February 4
- 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- Program Leader: Ester Kurz, AIPAC Director of Legislative Strategy
AIPAC @TBE welcomes Ester Kurz, Director of Legislative Strategy at AIPAC. Ester is intimately involved in developing legislation to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. She will discuss the Biden Administration’s likely approach to Middle East policy.
About AIPAC @TBE
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About our Speaker
Ester Kurz is the Director of Legislative Strategy at AIPAC, where she is intimately involved in developing legislation to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. She previously served as AIPAC’s Legislative Director and an AIPAC lobbyist. Ms. Kurz joined the AIPAC staff in 1982 after working for six years in a variety of legislative positions on Capitol Hill. Her first position was as Press Secretary and Legislative Assistant to Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-TX). She then served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Jacob K. Javits (R-NY) and later as Legislative Assistant for Foreign Affairs and Defense for Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA). She also worked at the Congressional Helsinki Commission for three years concentrating on issues relating to Soviet Jewry and other human rights questions. In that capacity, Ms. Kurz served as U.S. delegate to the Belgrade Review Conference. Ms. Kurz has a Master’s Degree in Soviet Studies from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She was born in Rome and speaks several languages, including Hebrew, Russian, and French.