The Witness Institute

Founder and Senior Scholar

Ariel Burger


Elisha Wiesel


Rabbi Dr. Irving “Yitz” Greenberg

Parker Palmer

Conversation Partners

Preeta Bansal, anchor and co-creator of Awakin and ServiceSpace, Lecturer at MIT Media Lab, former advisor on the drafting of the constitutions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Boschki, head of the department of Religious Education and head of the Elie Wiesel Research Center at Tübingen University, creating the definitive annotated edition of the works of Elie Wiesel in German.

Hope England, activist, comedian, psychotherapist, CEO and Chief Laugh Ambassador at Humor for Hope.

Professor Steve Esposito, Associate Professor of Classics at Boston University. Steve co-taught classes with Professor Elie Wiesel for several years at BU.

Miriam R. Haier, Director of Content and Strategy at Pure+Applied, a multidisciplinary design studio in New York City, former Senior Director of External Affairs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and Director of Public Programs at the Center for Jewish History.

Rabbi David Jaffe, writer, teacher, community organizer, founder of the Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project, author of Changing the World from the Inside Out.

Greg Jobin-Leeds, activist, trainer, co-founder of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, co-host of AgitArte When We Fight, We Win! the Podcast, co-author of When We Fight, We Win!

Professor Carolyn Johnston, author, Professor of History and American Studies, and Elie Wiesel Professor of Humane Letters at Eckerd College. Carolyn co-taught with Elie Wiesel at Eckerd College from 1993-2016.

Michaela Kalowski, sought-after interviewer, facilitator, and moderator of the Woollahra School of Philosophy discussion series.

Dr. Henry F. Knight, Professor Emeritus of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the former Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire; author or editor of several books and numerous articles on post-Holocaust theology and ethics.

Pavithra Mehta, lead author of Infinite Vision: How Arvin Became the World’s Greatest Business Case for Compassion,active volunteer with Service Space, co-leader of DailyGood.

Professor David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, author of more than 35 books and more than 220 articles, essays, and book chapters on topics in literature, philosophy, the Holocaust, and Jewish studies.

Dr. Avraham (Alan) Rosen, student of Elie Wiesel, author or editor of fourteen books, former research fellow of the Foundation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, regular lecturer on Holocaust Literature and Testimony at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies and other Holocaust study centers.

Todd J. Sukol, philanthropy professional, Executive Director of the Mayberg Foundation, founder of Sukol Communications.

Juliana Taimoorazy, international advocate, speaker and writer advancing awareness of persecution of Christians in the Middle East; founder and president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and an advocacy fellow of the Philos Project; UN Delegate in Geneva.

Cleary Vaughan-Lee, executive director of the Global Oneness Project, a free multimedia education platform which provides award-winning films, photography, and essays with companion curricula for elementary to university classrooms.

Shaaroni Wong, PhD student at the University of Cambridge, student of Elie Wiesel focusing on decolonisation and indigeneity, specifically amongst Māori (indigenous people of New Zealand) women.