NSSR Alumna Named Executive Director


Dr. Michelle Hartman an alumna of the PhD program in Political Science at The New School for Social Research has been appointed executive director of the New Jersey regional office by the American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU).  Dr. Hartman will spearhead development and fundraising activities in one of AFHU’s most strategic locations.

“New Jersey has a dynamic Jewish community with deep ties to Israel, higher education, and supporting research in areas ranging from neurological sciences to archeology,” stated Martin E. Karlinsky, president of AFHU. “Under the capable leadership of Dr. Hartman, the New Jersey office will continue to offer a full slate of diverse, intellectually rigorous programs and activities.”

“I could not be more excited about working for American Friends of The Hebrew University,” said Michelle, who previously directed the annual fund at New Jersey’s The College of Saint Elizabeth. “The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and AFHU have the highest reputation in every regard. New Jersey has a lot to offer, and I am proud to be representing AFHU in my home state.”

An expert in Irish history and politics, and author of For Honor and Loyalty: The Irish During the American Civil War: Warriors of the Union, Michelle most recently served as the Director of Operations and Community Affairs at the Museum of Tolerance, a Simon Weisenthal Center Museum in New York and previously was the Director for the Women’s Division of Israel Bonds.