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Georgette Bennett

Founder and President, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees

Dr. Georgette Bennett is an active philanthropist focusing on conflict resolution and intergroup relations. In 2013, Bennett founded the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees and has since worked to mobilize awareness and support on behalf of this cause. In 1992, she founded the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding to carry on the work of her late husband, Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum, about whom a biography was recently published. A widely published author, popular lecturer and broadcast journalist, she is an innovative and entrepreneurial leader. Bennett served in the U.S. State Department Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative’s working group on conflict mitigation, tasked with developing recommendations for the U.S. Secretary of State on countering religion-based violence.


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