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Karen Kaufman

Media and External Relations Adviser (Middle East), Tony Blair Institute for Global Change


Karen is the media and external relations adviser in the Middle East team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. She leads the team’s communications work, including with the media, donors and civil society. She has extensive experience working on both sides of the media, including as head of communications for the British Embassy in Tel Aviv and as a senior night editor at the Israeli broadsheet Haaretz.

Karen previously served as director of international relations for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the international outreach strategy for Israel’s oldest and largest human-rights organisation, and as media adviser to the Office of the Quartet Representative.