Julian Ross Markowitz is an expert in Israel affairs, counter-BDS tactics, field management and campus marketing. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Julian attended the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver and UCLA. Julian quickly became a leader for Israel on campus. In 2011, he was named a fellow of the Emerson Fellowship. In that capacity, Julian authored the acclaimed essay “Partners for Peace”, which was published in the Journal of International Affairs, Canada’s most eminent undergraduate foreign interest periodical. Julian’s diverse professional experience has contributed to his unique and varied skillset. Julian worked as a fashion consultant, and then as a copywriter for a Vancouver-based tech start-up before moving to Los Angeles to serve in StandWithUs’ International Headquarters. At StandWithUs, Julian distinguished himself, attaining three increasingly senior roles in his three years of service. In his ultimate role as strategist, Julian created and executed avant-garde experiential marketing campaigns across the continent. Julian also personally directed StandWithUs’ first successful foray into Central America, conducting a weeklong speaking tour in Panama. In 2016, Julian was recruited to join the Israel Action Network (the Israel affairs arm of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs) as Senior Associate for Community Strategy. During the recent presidential election, Julian worked as the Victory Events Coordinator in the swing state of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the AEPi team, Julian managed his marketing and public relations consultancy, Julian Ross Strategies with notable clients such as Prager University. In the volunteer and philanthropic realm, Julian previously served as a director on the board directors of the NSS Foundation, a Toronto-based educational nonprofit, and as a member of the Winston Churchill Society for Parliamentary Democracy. In 2011, Julian was the sole recipient of the annual University of Toronto M.P. Churchill Award.

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