Dr. Fishbein is
president of the public-policy consulting firm Fishbein Associates, Inc., in
He initiated efforts in the U.S. Senate saving Cairo's ancient Jewish Bassatine
Cemetery from destruction and, in 1991, contributed to the rescue of Ethiopian
Jews and Iraq's last 400 Jews.
In 2003, when a fire ravaged the ancient archival collection in Kamenets-Podolsk,
Ukraine, he arranged for the U.S. Embassy in Kiev to provide emergency financial
assistance for the salvage and conservation of surviving documents.
Before entering the private sector, Dr. Fishbein was a professional staff member
(majority) of US Senate Defense and Foreign Operations appropriation
subcommittees. He was a foreign policy/intelligence analyst on the 1987 US
Senate Iran-Contra investigating committee and co-author of a portion of its
final report, and later served as special assistant for National Security
Affairs to Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI).
According to Fishbein: "JewishGen seeks to accomplish in our modern age what our
great sages, academies and traditions of the past have sought to do. That is, to
build a bridge between generations that is personal, profound, and enduring. The
survival of the Jewish people is one of the great and ennobling stories of
mankind. Its illumination is both the mission and the challenge of JewishGen. I
am honored and privileged to be asked to join such a visionary team."
His degrees include a PhD (International Relations/Middle East Studies, Johns
Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.);
and received two Fulbright fellowships (St. Antony's College, Oxford University;
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London). In
Brussels, he was a fellow at the North Atlantic Assembly, NATO's
recent announcement, we learned that
Dr. Rand Fishbein (US) has joined the JewishGen Board of
Fishbein is a member of JGSGW.