David A. Halperin is the Executive Director of the Israel Policy Forum. Prior to joining IPF in 2004, David was a reporter for the English Edition of Ha'aretz newspaper in Israel. Recently, he was an American participant in the first US State Department sponsored Young Turkey / Young America exchange program in 2010, linking young leaders in the two countries. He was also a recent participant in the 2011 German-American Young Leaders Conference hosted by the German think-tank Atlantik Brueke. He is completing an Executive Master's Degree in Public Policy and Adminstration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he is a participant in the International Fellows Program. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and also conducted coursework at Tel Aviv University.