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AFSC experts are available for comment and background briefings for the media on a wide range of regional, national and global issues and policies and our programs. Given the dynamic nature of our work, the content listed here may change. If you are interested in a topic not listed below, please contact Layne Mullett at or call 215-241-7085.

Joyce Ajlouny
General Secretary
Education and Policy Associate
Coordinator of Wabanaki Youth Program
Areas of Expertise:
Youth| Dialogue and Exchange
Dov Baum headshot
Director of Economic Activism
Areas of Expertise:
Israel-Palestine | Economic Activism | Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
Jennifer Bing
Director of Palestine Activism Program
Areas of Expertise:
Palestine-Israel | Human Rights | Peace Building
Photo of Gabriela Flora
Program Director
Areas of Expertise:
Immigrant Rights | Immigration Policy | Detention and Deportation
Beth Hallowell
Communications Research Director
Areas of Expertise:
Communications research | Media analysis | Social inequality
Arizona Program Director
Areas of Expertise:
Privatization of Prisons | Prisoner Re-Entry | Solitary Confinement
Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator, Asia
Areas of Expertise:
U.S.-North Korea humanitarian cooperation & peace building | U.S.-China development cooperation | U.S. policy in Asia
Aura Kanegis
Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
Associate General Secretary for International Programs
Areas of Expertise:
Peacebuilding | Humanitarian Response | Governance/Elections
Bonnie Kerness
Prison Watch Coordinator
Areas of Expertise:
Solitary confinement | Mass incarceration | Prisoners’ rights
John Lindsay-Poland
Wage Peace Coordinator
Areas of Expertise:
Human Rights | Militarism| U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America
Headshot of Minerva Mendoza
Pan Valley Institute Program Associate
Areas of Expertise:
Youth | Immigrant Rights | Arts and culture
Michael Merryman-Lotze
Middle East Program Director
Areas of Expertise:
Palestine-Israel | Human Rights | Peace Building
San Diego Program Director
Areas of Expertise:
Immigration | U.S./Mexico Border
Joshua Saleem
St. Louis Program Director
Areas of Expertise:
Peace Education | Ending Racism | Youth
Lewis Webb, Jr.
Healing Justice Program Coordinator
Areas of Expertise:
Mass Incarceration | Police/Community Relations | Sentencing Policy
Mary Zerkel
Coordinator of AFSC’s Communities Against Islamophobia
Areas of Expertise:
Militarism | "War on Terror" policies