Above: Matt Weiss (left) and Russell Gottschalk have a reason to be happy at the meeting of the ACCESS Global steering committee: Weiss was just elected co-chair of the global organization for young professionals.

The American Jewish Committee Global Forum drew 75 delegates from the Southeast among the more than 2,700 people who gathered in Washington from June 5 to 7 to hear from speakers such as National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi, to learn about topics such media coverage of Israel and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement on college campuses, and to lobby members of Congress. Matt Weiss, who served as co-chair of ACCESS Atlanta from 2013 to 2015, was elected co-chair of ACCESS Global during the forum.