Joel Braunold is the executive director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace. A contributor for Ha’aretz and the Jerusalem Post, his work has been published in numerous national and international publications including the New York Daily News, The Guardian, Huffington Post, The Hill, and The Daily Beast. He has given lectures at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, National Defense University in Washington, DC, Loyola Marymount University, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and Bar Ilan University. He works regularly with the US State Department, USAID, the National Security Council, and Congress on the needs of the peace-building community. Outside the United States, he has worked with national governments across Europe, multilateral institutions, and parts of the Arab world. Braunold is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and holds a BA in philosophy from Bristol University. He is the recipient of the Avi Schaefer Peace Innovation Prize, is a senior fellow for the Alliance for Youth Movements, and holds Honorary Life Membership to the National Union of Students (UK) and the Union of Jewish Students (UK).