Karen Brunwasser, Chair
Karen Brunwasser is co-founder and current CSO of Mekudeshet, an award-winning arts organization that reimagines the city of Jerusalem from a center of conflict into a laboratory for connection between people of all kinds. She is also a writer and narrator for Mekudeshet’s popular Dissolving Boundaries production. Karen lectures regularly on Jerusalem's ongoing civic renaissance and leads cultural excursions for visitors to the city. Originally from Philadelphia, Karen holds a B.A. in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and Islam from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.