New face at AIJAC

March 18, 2010 Agencies
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Lauren Jones will fill the newly created role of National Public Affairs Officer for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, a position she will take up in AIJAC’s Sydney office.

Lauren Jones

Dr Colin Rubenstein, AIJAC’s Executive Director said, “We are very pleased with this appointment since Lauren brings considerable academic and professional expertise to the position.  She will enhance liaison with national media, assist in advocacy work, add new dimensions to AIJAC’s visitor programs to Australia and contribute to our very active Rambam Israel Study Program.”

Dr Rubenstein noted “Lauren comes to the organisation from Australia’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where she was an Adviser in the Office of National Security, responsible for numerous national security-related strategic policy projects. Prior to this, Lauren was a policy officer in the Border Security Division of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.”

“Lauren has excellent credentials for advocating Jewish communal concerns, having previously held a research position at AIJAC. Lauren also served as a tutor and guest lecturer at Brown University in the United States in  courses related to Genocide and Holocaust Studies, Jewish History, as well as Modern Middle East History.”

Lauren Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts/Laws from the University of Technology Sydney, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European History and Judaic Studies from the University of Sydney, and a Masters of Arts in History from Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.

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