Shalem College
Robert J. Silverman

Robert J. Silverman

Robert J. Silverman is a lecturer in the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Department at Shalem College.  Formerly a senior United States diplomat, he served as the elected president of the 17,000-member American Foreign Service Association. While at the State Department, he served as political counselor of the U.S. embassy in Israel, economic counselor of the U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia, Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Sweden, and director of the Iraq Reconstruction office in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

Silverman is also president of IJMA – The Inter Jewish Muslim Alliance, an American non-profit organization that brings together Jewish and Muslim leaders of civil society in the U.S. and Germany to address intercommunal bigotry and advocate for common public policy goals.

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