Josh Block

Adjunct Fellow

At A Glance:

Josh Block is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute with expertise in foreign policy, political strategy, and communications. 

Biography

Josh Block is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute. A foreign policy scholar and political strategist, Block has been involved in national politics and policy for nearly 25 years. He was a senior fellow at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) until joining Hudson Institute in May 2021.

Mr. Block served as chief executive officer & president of The Israel Project (TIP), from 2012-2019. Block guided the organization in explaining complex foreign policy issues to public stakeholders, including journalists, diplomats, elected officials, and the public. Block was named a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in 2010, where he co-chaired the PPI-Freedom House Iran task force focused on human rights and Tehran's quest for regional hegemony. He joined the senior staff of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in 2001, where he was the group’s spokesman and director of strategic communications for a decade.

Under the Clinton Administration, Block served as a spokesman for the State Department’s US Agency for International Development (USAID), focused on Asia and the Near East, economic growth, and democracy promotion programs globally.

Mr. Block was the founder of a boutique communications firm specializing in politics and international issues, where his clients included the United Nation’s World Health Organization, the US Trade and Development Agency, and several high profile political and advocacy campaigns.

He has appeared regularly in US and international print and broadcast outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, the Jerusalem Post, and PBS Newshour.

A third-generation Californian and graduate of Brandeis University, Mr. Block lives in the area with his wife Kimberly and four children.

Events
16
November 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is a Nuclear Iran Inevitable?
Featured Speakers:
David Albright
Olli Heinonen
Josh Block
16
November 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is a Nuclear Iran Inevitable?

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, November 16. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00AM
Featured Speakers:
David Albright
Olli Heinonen
Josh Block
15
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | From Princeton to Iran’s Evin Prison
Featured Speakers:
Xiyue Wang
Josh Block
15
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | From Princeton to Iran’s Evin Prison

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, October 15. Register for the event here.

Friday 8:00 - 9:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Xiyue Wang
Josh Block
05
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Iran Nuclear Showdown: What’s Next?
Featured Speakers:
Josh Block
David Albright
Olli Heinonen
05
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Iran Nuclear Showdown: What’s Next?

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, October 5. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Josh Block
David Albright
Olli Heinonen
21
September 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Israel After the Abraham Accords: Changing Regional Dynamics
Featured Speakers:
MK Ruth Wasserman Lande
MK Ofir Akunis
Josh Block
21
September 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Israel After the Abraham Accords: Changing Regional Dynamics

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, September 21. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00AM
Featured Speakers:
MK Ruth Wasserman Lande
MK Ofir Akunis
Josh Block
A Russian army T-72-B3 tank fires during military exercises at the Raevsky range in Southern Russia on September 23, 2020 during the "Caucasus-2020" military drills gathering China, Iran, Pakistan and Myanmar troops, along with ex-Soviet Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. - Up to 250 tanks and around 450 infantry combat vehicles and armoured personnel carriers will take part in the September 21 to 26 land and naval exercises that will involve 80,000 people including support staff. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF /
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A Russian T-72 tank fires during joint military exercises between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Iran, Pakistan, and Myanmar at the Raevsky range in Southern Russia on September 23, 2020, during the "Caucasus-2020" military drills. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP via Getty Images)
Adjunct Fellow
Podcast
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Naftali Bennett (R), leader of the Yamina right-wing alliance, speaks with Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid opposition centrist party attend first cabinet meeting at the Israeli Parliament (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images)
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Naftali Bennett (R), leader of the Yamina right-wing alliance, speaks with Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid opposition centrist party attend first cabinet meeting at the Israeli Parliament (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Adjunct Fellow
Commentary
5 Min Read