January 10, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Matt Brooks
Washington, DC – Shoshana Bryen, former Senior Director for Security Policy at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), has joined the Jewish Policy Center as Senior Director. She will focus on national security and defense issues, while expanding the JPC’s influence among policymakers and in government.
“Shoshana has more than 30 years of experience as an analyst of U.S. defense policy and Middle East affairs,” said JPC Executive Director, Matt Brooks. “We are thrilled to have her onboard at this crucial time as the Jewish Policy Center’s reach continues to grow.”
After serving as JINSA’s Executive Director during the 1980s, she focused on planning and running national security-related programs and conferences. Ms. Bryen has organized and led programs in the Middle East for military and professionals, allowing more than 450 senior American officers to engage in high-level, professional discussion of issues that both unite and divide the US, Israel and Jordan. In 1988, she created a program to allow the cadets and midshipmen of American service academies to visit Israel for a three-week work/study program that has permitted hundreds of future American military officers to have an in-depth, positive experience in Israel.
She has worked with the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, and lectured at the National Defense University in Washington and the service academies. Mrs. Bryen’s work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, The Washington Times, Defense News, the Washington Jewish Week, Defense Systems Review and a variety of Jewish and defense-related journals.
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