Founder of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, Dr. Georgette Bennett, a sociologist, has spent nearly thirty years advancing interreligious relations. She works with top interfaith leaders to delegitimize the misuse of religion to justify violence and served in the U.S. State Department Religion and Foreign Policy’s working group on conflict mitigation for countering religion-based violence. She was a network correspondent for NBC News and host of Walter Cronkite’s PBS current affairs series, Why in the World?, among other outlets. She has been awarded the prestigious AARP Purpose Prize. Earlier, she received awards for her work as a criminologist. She is married, with one son and three stepchildren.
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