Amanda K. Berman

Co-Founder, Zioness Movement and Director of Legal Affairs, The Lawfare Project

Speaker: Fighting for Justice in the Darkest Moments
Speaker: Hate Speech vs. Free Speech— BDS and the First Amendment

Amanda Berman is the Founder and President of the Zioness Movement, a new initiative empowering and activating Zionists on the progressive left to stand proudly in social justice spaces as Jews and Zionists. She is also the Director of Legal Affairs at The Lawfare Project, spearheading such groundbreaking legal initiatives as the international action against Kuwait Airways for its discrimination against Israeli nationals, and the dual cases against San Francisco State University for its constitutional and civil rights violations against Jewish and Israeli students and community members. Amanda writes extensively on lawfare and civil rights issues and is a media contributor across various mediums and outlets. She has spoken and presented before diverse audiences including Hadassah, JNF, B'nei Brith, Jewish Federation, AIPAC, JCRC, Hillel, and many others. She is a graduate of the Anti-Defamation League's Glass Leadership Institute, the recipient of Hadassah's prestigious Myrtle Wreath Award, and was listed by the Algemeiner as one of the top "100 people positively contributing to Jewish life" in 2018. She is also an Executive Board member of the Friends of the IDF, Young Leadership New York. Amanda graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Diplomatic History and a Master of Governmental Administration and received her Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She practiced securities litigation at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP before dedicating her career to the advancement and protection of the Jewish people and the pro-Israel community.