Shimon Samuels, PhD
Director for International Liaison, Simon Wiesenthal Center
Shimon Samuels was born in England. He moved to Israel in 1963 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, returning to England for his second degree, a M.Sc. (Econ.) in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He earned his PhD in a combined program with the University of Pennsylvania and the Sorbonne, Paris, and then served as Deputy Director of the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at Hebrew University. Samuels then was appointed European Director of the Anti-Defamation League based in Paris, and later became Israel Director of the American Jewish Committee. He serves as Honorary President of the Europe-Israel Forum.