|U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism|
May 20, 2013 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Hannah Rosenthal|
|Born||1952 (age 64–65)|
|Alma mater||Harvard University
Education and career
Forman started his career in 1977 working as a legislative liaison for AIPAC. His title was Political Director. He stayed with AIPAC until 1981, when he left to go to Stanford University, where he completed an MBA in 1983.
After completing his MBA went to work for the National PAC as the New York Office Director, which he continued until 1985.
From 1990 to 1993, he served as a fellow at the Center for National Policy where he worked on the volume "Democrats and The American Idea: A Bicentennial Appraisal". He left the Center for National Policy to serve as the Director of Congressional Relations in the Office of Personnel Management of the Clinton Administration.
In September 2011, Forman was named Jewish Outreach Director for President Obama's 2012 Reelection Campaign.
Forman and his wife, Caryn Pass, have three children, and live in Washington, D.C.
- "NJDC CEO Forman Steps Down; Harris Named President and CEO". NJDC. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- "Forman, Ira N.". U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- "Ira Forman, U.S. Department of State". jcpaevents.org. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- Davis, Julie Hirschfeld (2017-01-05). "In Break With Precedent, Obama Envoys Are Denied Extensions Past Inauguration Day". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
- Official biography at United States Department of State
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Articles by Ira Forman in the The Jewish Week
- Articles by Ira Forman in the Huffington Post
- Ira Forman on Twitter
- Speech at the Center for Jewish Civilization
|U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism