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Experts

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 Jos Truitt at news@afsc.org or call 215-241-7049.

Joyce Ajlouny
General Secretary
New Hampshire Co-Director
Areas of Expertise:
Corporate influence in politics | Presidential primaries
Coordinator of Wabanaki Youth Program
Areas of Expertise:
Youth| Dialogue and Exchange
Dalit Baum headshot
Director of Economic Activism
Areas of Expertise:
Israel-Palestine | Economic Activism | Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
Jennifer Bing
Director of Palestine-Israel program
Areas of Expertise:
Palestine-Israel | Human Rights | Peace Building
Gabriela Flora
Denver Program Director
Areas of Expertise:
Immigrant Rights | Immigration Policy | Detention and Deportation
Peace & Economic Security
Areas of Expertise:
Nuclear Disarmament | NATO | Asia Pacific Affairs
Mati Gomis-Perez
Country Representative for Israel and Palestine
Areas of Expertise:
Human Rights| Israel-Palestine | Development and Humanitarian Aid
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
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
Linda Lewis
DPRK Country Representative
Areas of Expertise:
Korean culture and society | International dialogue and exchange | Agriculture
John Lindsay-Poland
Wage Peace Coordinator
Areas of Expertise:
Human Rights | Militarism| U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America
Laura Magnani
Healing Justice Program Director, San Francisco
Areas of Expertise:
Mass Incarceration | Solitary Confinement | Criminal Justice
Headshot of Minerva Mendoza
Pan Valley Institute Program Associate
Areas of Expertise:
Youth | Immigrant Rights | Arts and culture
Michael Merryman-Lotze
Director of Palestine-Israel program
Areas of Expertise:
Palestine-Israel | Human Rights | Peace Building
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Program Director, Indiana Peacebuilding
Areas of Expertise:
Peace Building | Federal Budget | Arts and Social Change
San Diego Program Director
Areas of Expertise:
Immigration | U.S./Mexico Border
Brant Rosen
Midwest Regional Director
Areas of Expertise:
Israel-Palestine | Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions | U.S. Militarism
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

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