Mr. Lifton is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was Chairman of the International Board of the U.S./Middle East Project of the Council on Foreign Relations (1994-2003) Chairman of the Public Health Research Institute and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Center for Public Health.  He served as President of the American Jewish Congress from 1988-1994 and received its prestigious Stephen S. Wise award.  Prior to that, he was the Chairman of its Fund for Religious Liberty.  He was Chairman of the Israel Policy Forum, which he helped found in 1993 and served as Chairman, Emeritus and currently a Board member; a member of the executive committee of AIPAC; a Vice Chair of NJCRAC; on the Board of Directors of the Abraham Fund; Builders for Peace; the Tel-Aviv Museum and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; The BESA Institute; The International Board of Bar Ilan University, and HIAS. He was a Director and member of Executive, Loan and Risk Committees of Bank Leumi, USA and was a Director of Leumi Investments, Inc. He has served as a trustee of the NYU Real Estate Institute and as Chairman of the Oversight Committee of the NYU Masters Program in Real Estate.  He was Chairman of the Parents Committee of Barnard College from 1977 to 1978 and was a member of the Committee of the Collection of Whitney Museum from 1978 to 1980.   In June 1993, Mr. Lifton received a degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa from Bar-Ilan University in Israel