is the deputy director of Resetting the Table, an organization dedicated to building meaningful communication across political divides. Through Resetting the Table, Dorit leads skill-building workshops, facilitates communal forums, and consults with leaders on how to build a culture of dialogue across differences in communities across the country. An attorney and mediator, Dorit has worked in the field of conflict resolution for over a decade with extensive experience on the ground in the Middle East. She worked on Middle East policy in Washington, D.C. at J Street and the Middle East Institute, and clerked in The Hague at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). A member of the New York State Bar, Dorit holds a J.D. from Berkeley Law, where she was awarded the Prosser Prize in Refugee Studies. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude in Political Science and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
On questioning the habit of vilifying “gun people” for a fundamental part of their lives and identities — and on the deeper understanding that might bring us closer to the solution to violence that we all seek.