David Harris has been executive director of the premiere global advocacy organization, the American Jewish Committee, since 1990. Mr. Harris was the first American Jewish organizational leader to address the World Economic Forum in Davos, and he has testified before the US Congress, as well as the UN Commission on Human Rights. Mr. Harris graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and pursued his graduate studies in international relations at the London School of Economics. In 2009, he was elected a senior associate at Oxford University (St. Antony’s College).
He has been honored by the governments of Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Since 2001, he has had a regular spot on the CBS Radio Network, reaching 30 to 35 million listeners. Mr. Harris writes a popular blog on international affairs at the Huffington Post and the Jerusalem Post. Married, he is the father of three. This is David's brief radio address about Karski's courage.