Betty Herschman
Director of International Advocacy at Ir Amim

Betty Herschman, Ir Amim’s Director of International Advocacy, is the organisation’s international spokesperson and policy advocate, and key liaison to the diplomatic community. She conducts policy advocacy in the US and Europe and is responsible for shaping and communicating Ir Amim’s expert analysis to international media outlets, think tanks and opinion shapers. Prior to Ir Amim, Betty designed development strategies and conducted advocacy for US based non-profit organizations focused on homelessness, domestic violence and elimination of disparities in access to health care. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where she studied public policy, negotiation, and leadership development; and a master's degree in education from Boston University. She has been published in Haaretz, JPost, The Times of Israel, +972 Magazine and Sada, an online journal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.