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Nevet BaskerNevet Basker

Nevet Basker is an independent consultant, public speaker, educator, and policy adviser based in Seattle, Washington and specializing in modern-day Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Born and raised in Israel, Nevet served in the Israel Defense Forces, and moved to the U.S. to attend graduate school.  She worked for over a decade at Microsoft in marketing, product management, and business development, most recently as the director of business development for the Security Business Unit.  In her various roles at Microsoft, Nevet developed messages and communication strategies, created marketing programs, worked with advertising and public relations professionals, and led business negotiations and relationships with companies ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 corporations.

Nevet co-founded and was the first regional chair of StandWithUs Northwest, an Israel education organization.  She was also a founding partner of Social Venture Partners Seattle and served on a grant committee for the organization, giving her broad experience in the not-for-profit world as a philanthropist, grantor, volunteer, founder and leader.

Nevet has advised six campaigns for U.S. Congress regarding Middle East and Israel policies.  She was previously chair of the International Committee of the Anti Defamation League in the Pacific Northwest and currently serves on the Washington State board of AIPAC.  Nevet is also a member of the advisory board of the Washington Israel Business Council and the Executive Committee of StandWithUs Northwest, and manages the StandWithUs Northwest media-response team.

Nevet holds a B.Sc. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University, and a BA in political science and communication from the University of Washington.  Her academic thesis, a comparative analysis of coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in four international media outlets, is available here.