Since February 2011, Daphna has led Reut's Tikkun Olam team, which focuses on the potential for world Jewry and the State of Israel working together to help solve pressing global issues, and to make a significant, global, and distinctly Jewish and Israeli contribution to the world. In April 2012, the team published its framework of strategic principles to guide a 21st century Tikkun Olam and is working to effectuate the vision it set forth.
Daphna joined Reut in September 2010 as a Legacy Heritage Fellow and an analyst on the team focused on combating a global campaign to delegitimize Israel. She contributed to the team's conceptual framework, several additional publications, and a global impact campaign.
Prior to joining Reut, Daphna served as the Communications and Research Director for AIPAC's leadership development program. In this capacity, she produced content for AIPAC publications as well as political leadership and advocacy training materials. Daphna has worked for The Israel Project in media communications, engaging journalists on matters relating to Israel's security and utilizing research-based strategic communications in producing and disseminating information on the Middle East to journalists and the public.
Daphna earned her M.A. in Media and Public Affairs (with highest honors) from The George Washington University. Combining her academic program with an international relations curriculum, Daphna completed an inter-disciplinary thesis, titles "Applying Complexity Theory to Communications Research: A Conceptual Framework," with both departments.
Daphna was born in Israel and spent most of her life in the U.S. She returned to Israel in 2010.
Daphna Kaufman, The Turkel Commission is fighting yesterday's war, The Jerusalem Post, 01/24/2011
The Delegitimization Challenge: Creating a Political Firewall
The Assault on Israel's Legitimacy: London as a Case Study
The Gaza Flotilla: The Collapse of Israel's Political Firewall