Jason Rosensweig is assistant director for advocacy and international affairs at the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in Chicago, a global Jewish advocacy organization. He handles AJC's federal and local political advocacy in the region, visiting dignitaries like ambassadors, and working with elected officials, community partners, and consuls general of the Chicago Diplomatic Corps.
His advocacy efforts include initiatives for new legislation, assembling advocacy coalitions, organizing public programs and dialogues, drafting op-eds, and public relations. He works on issues of local, national, and international importance such as hate crime and antisemitism, geopolitics, Israel, and human rights. Legislation he has worked on include the NO HATE Act and the Eastern-Mediterranean Security Act.
Prior to AJC, Rosensweig was an adjunct professor of government at American University, teaching history of political thought, political theory, and the American founding. He holds a PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where his research focused on what kind of community, or shared form of life, a free society needs to work well. He received his BA and MA from Stanford University in comparative literature and French literature, respectively.
A native of Washington, DC, Rosensweig's passion is bridging the intellectual and analytical side of the policy world, informed by history and philosophy, with the world of practical politics. In particular, he is committed to bringing together different groups and people, across America and across the world, to find mutual understanding and common cause.