Dan Feferman is an author, speaker and researcher who focuses on Israel, the Jewish world and the Middle East. He has published numerous articles and speaks regularly in Israel and around the world on these matters, and is co-host of the Jewanced Podcast.
Dan is a fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, a leading think-tank on issues of importance to Israel and the Jewish people. In this capacity, he researches religious pluralism in Israel, the American Jewish community, and Israel-Diaspora relations.
Active in Israel-UAE relations, Dan is the Director of Communications and Global Affairs at Sharaka, an NGO that works to build people-to-people peace between Israel and the Arab world. Dan is also a founding member of the UAE-Israel Business Council, and founded and heads the Gulf-Israel Policy Forum.
Dan is a Major (res.) in the Israel Defense Forces, where he served as a foreign policy and national security analyst, strategist and adviser in the IDF General Staff; as a special assistant to the Deputy Chief of the General Staff; and a commander in an elite intelligence unit of AMAN's Research and Analysis Division.
Dan holds a BA in International Politics and Middle East Studies from the American University in Washington DC and an MA in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University.
Originally from South Bend, Indiana, he is married with three children and lives in Rehovot, Israel. Dan enjoys cooking, cross-fit and martial arts.