Sander Gerber Joins JINSA as a Distinguished Fellow of the Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) today announced that Sander Gerber, the Founder, CEO & CIO of Hudson Bay Capital, has joined the organization to serve as a Distinguished Fellow of its Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. The Gemunder Center performs innovative research and advocacy on vital U.S. defense, strategic and general national security issues.
Recently, Mr. Gerber was instrumental in the effort to pass the Taylor Force Act, which Congress passed and President Trump signed into law this year. The Taylor Force Act will suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it stops financing and rewarding terror.
“Sander has been a well-known and highly respected leader among Members of Congress, diplomats and foreign officials for many years on matters related to the Middle East, and I’m thrilled that he’s joining us so that we can work even more closely together on Israeli and Palestinian issues. He’s also an excellent person and we’re honored to have him involved.” said Dr. Michael Makovsky, President & CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America.
Sander Gerber is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Hudson Bay Capital, a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund that invests in markets worldwide.
Mr. Gerber has a long history of engagement on international issues, including a focus on anti-terror financing, specifically. Mr. Gerber was awarded JINSA’s 2017 Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award for championing the Taylor Force Act, a bipartisan and paradigm shifting anti-terrorism bill.
In December 2008, President Bush appointed Mr. Gerber Vice Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a public policy research center within the Smithsonian Institution, a role he served until 2016. Previously, he was Chairman of the Investment Management Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. In June 2005, Mr. Gerber was selected by President Bush to represent the United States at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Conference on Anti-Semitism and Other Intolerances in Cordoba, Spain. He was a member of the U.S. Honorary Delegation attending the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel in Jerusalem.
He is fellow at the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs, a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the New York Economic Club. Mr. Gerber served as a member of the AIPAC National Board of Directors from 2004 to 2016.
Mr. Gerber graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a BSE in Finance from Wharton and a BA in Humanistic Philosophy from the College. He resides in New York City with his wife and seven children.