AJC Congratulates Julie Katz on Appointment to State Department Antisemitism Team

American Jewish Committee (AJC) congratulated Julie Katz, AJC Atlanta Associate Director, on her appointment to a special one-year role at the U.S. State Department, working under Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt in the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism (SEAS). AJC is pleased to support Katz’s tenure for the upcoming year as she takes a sabbatical from the organization, reaffirming its steadfast commitment to supporting the efforts of the United States in countering antisemitism. 

“This is an incredible opportunity for Julie, who has proven to be a powerful advocate for the Jewish people. As antisemitism continues to rise here at home and around the world, I know that her knowledge and experience will be a great asset to Ambassador Lipstadt’s team – just as she has been to AJC,” said AJC CEO Ted Deutch. “All of us at AJC look forward to continuing to collaborate with SEAS and congratulate Julie on this new role.”

During her more than seven years at AJC, Katz advanced a multitude of advocacy initiatives, spanning antisemitism education, political outreach, and intergroup relations. In her new role at the State Department, she will support Ambassador Lipstadt’s public diplomacy to enhance global awareness of antisemitism.

AJC is the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people. With headquarters in New York City, 25 offices across the United States, and 14 overseas posts, as well as partnerships with 38 Jewish community organizations worldwide, AJC’s mission is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world.