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Gail Pressberg

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Gail Pressberg "is APN’s Arab Affairs Policy Consultant, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Civil Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting breakthroughs in civil society that address pressing issues of the day. Prior to holding these positions, Ms. Pressberg was the Director of the Center for Israeli Peace and Security (APN’s Washington program). She has also served as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. For her efforts in bringing Israeli, Palestinian, and Arab leaders together, Ms. Pressberg was honored by the University of Pennsylvania with its Janet Lee Stevens Memorial Award." [1]

"Gail Pressberg has focused on the Institute's leadership in the campaign for federal funding for stem cell research. In 2000 she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the first stem cell ethics review committee of the National Institutes of Health which was disbanded by President George Bush after he was elected President. She now also works on the Institute's global warming programs.

"For twenty-five years she worked on Middle East development, peace and energy issues including opening the first Washington, D.C. advocacy office for Americans for Peace Now. Pressberg is a co-author (with Pam Solo) of The Promise and Politics of Stem Cell Research and has been honored with the Janet Lee Stevens Prize of the University of Pennsylvania and the Isaiah Award from Americans for Peace Now. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Foundation for Middle East Peace."

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  1. Who we are, Civil Society Institute, accessed September 4, 2009.