Co-Chairman: Leon H. Charney, Former Special Envoy of Middle East affairs under the US President and Chairman of the Board of the University of Haifa, Israel
Mr. Leon H. Charney is a prestigious political American leader who served as former advisor on Middle East Affairs to President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Charney is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the University of Haifa, Israel. . He once served as one of the key principals in assisting to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, putting together the Camp David Peace Accords and the Camp David Peace Agreement. He is also a famous social activist, financier, and educator with a high reputation in the investment industry. He is the biggest shareholder of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and owns half of the properties in Manhattan's Times Square. He appeared on the Forbes’ list of Top 50 Wealthiest Americans.
Mr. Charney is a well-known philanthropist who has donated millions of dollars to New York University, Harvard University, and other educational institutions respectively.
He is also author of four books. His most recent book, “The Mystery of the Kaddish,” has been a bestseller in New York and London. He is a renowned lawyer with his world famous law firm. He is also a popular TV show host with guests including Mario Cuo, Ehud Barak, Jimmy Carter, Jackie Mason, and Vernon Walters. His TV shows cast a far-reaching influence in the U.S.