As the CIJA’s Director of Research and Media Relations, Paul Michaels acts as liaison between the organized Jewish communities of Canada and the media on Canada-Israel matters and Jewish affairs in Canada. Over many years of interacting with journalists, foreign correspondents, and their editors and producers, Paul has acquired a detailed appreciation of the nature and functioning of the media in Canada and abroad. He engages with Jewish communities across Canada on domestic, Israel- and media-related issues, and his news coverage analyses have appeared in the Anglo-Jewish press. He is also a frequent visitor to Israel with expertise on Middle East issues. Paul holds an MA in philosophy and was the recipient of a Canada Council Fellowship.