Stacy Burdett is a public policy strategist drawing on decades of experience as a Jewish community advocate on civil and human rights issues. She has been a trusted resource to office-holders and thought leaders across the political spectrum since the 1990’s.
As Vice President for Government Relations, Advocacy and Community Engagement at the Anti-Defamation League, Stacy testified before Congress, directed national issue campaigns and designed coalition building training programs used in the US and in Europe. She served as the first Government and External Relations Director at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum where she worked closely with Members of Congress, administration officials, and thought leaders to explore Holocaust history and its relevance to societal and policy challenges today.
She has served as a US delegate to inter-governmental forums on strategies to counter anti-Semitism and hate crime, and to promote Holocaust education and intergroup advocacy.
A DC native whose family lived in Washington while the Holocaust unfolded in Europe, Stacy has dedicated her career to ensuring that communities facing discrimination and hate are empowered for social and political action. She got her start in professional advocacy working as a public affairs officer at the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. The campaign against the persecution of Jews by the former Soviet Union was the model for the international religious freedom movement. It showed how advocacy for one small group can inspire national and global action that advances human rights protection for all.
She has a B.A. in Middle East Studies from Barnard College and has studied, lived and worked in Israel.