Elijah Kahlenberg, University of Texas

Elijah Demetrios Kahlenberg is a rising sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin where he majors in both Government and International Affairs/Foreign Relations (with an emphasis of study on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict). He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Being of Ukrainian-Ashkenazi and Greek-Sephardi (and some distant Romaniote) ancestry, he is fiercely proud of his Jewish heritage. At UT, he is the President and Founder of Atidna at UT, an organization dedicated to bringing together Jews and Arabs/Israelis and Palestinians to have a progressive and civil dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is also the Chair of the University Democrats Jewish Caucus, where he advocates for liberal-Jewish causes on campus. He looks forward to utilizing IPF Atid to create new bonds with a host of different individuals to further develop his insights on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.