March 27, 2013

iEARN-USA Appoints Daniel Rosenblum as Executive Director

NEW YORK, March 27, 2013 – iEARN-USA, a nonprofit organization that connects educators and youth worldwide to learn and collaborate together using technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Rosenblum as its next Executive Director.  Rosenblum will assume the role on May 1, and succeeds Lisa Jobson, who will be moving to the Bay Area as iEARN-USA's Chief Program Officer.

Daniel Rosenblum“We are delighted that Daniel will be joining the iEARN-USA team to lead the organization into the next 25 years,” stated Mona Eraiba, Chair of the iEARN-USA Board of Directors. “His wealth of experience and passion for international exchange and intercultural understanding will help iEARN-USA to expand its impact and reach throughout the country and the world in the years to come."

“The core of iEARN-USA’s mission – creating opportunities for dialog and collaboration among young people around the globe to enhance mutual understanding– is critical in an increasingly interconnected world,” Rosenblum said.  “It is a great honor to be chosen to lead iEARN-USA.  I look forward to building upon the strong foundation of the past 25 years.”

Rosenblum, 52, a former journalist with broad international experience, comes to iEARN-USA from Japan Society, a cultural nonprofit in New York focused on U.S.-Japan relations. At the Society, he helped create and launch the U.S.-Japan Innovators Network, a multi-disciplinary network of emerging and established social entrepreneurs, business people, artists, educators and other leaders from Japan and the United States committed to creating a better world. Network exchanges in the U.S. and Japan explored issues such as community revitalization, building essential skills for social innovators, new models for entrepreneurialism, crisis management and natural disaster recovery, and the role of play in fostering creativity and innovation.

As Vice President of External Relations at Japan Society, Rosenblum directed annual fundraising operations of $6 million, and was responsible communications, new media, board management and strategic planning for the organization. In his 14-year career at Japan Society he also led its business and policy programs, developing the Society’s corporate membership program into one of the most respected and well-supported in the country.

Before joining the Society, Rosenblum worked as a journalist for 16 years, including 13 years as a financial correspondent and television producer with Reuters in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Washington and New York. He has traveled extensively throughout Asia. A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, he holds a BA in Japanese language and literature. Rosenblum spent his first 12 years abroad, living in Mexico City and Tokyo, where he attended the Nishimachi International School. He is an award-winning fiction writer and has published his works in numerous literary magazines as well as online. He currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife, Tamima Friedman, and two daughters, Beryl and Hannah.

About iEARN-USA ( - iEARN-USA is the U.S. Center of iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world. iEARN-USA hosts a safe and secure online collaboration platform for student and teacher interaction and project work, and provides professional development and other development assistance to iEARN programs worldwide. Now in its 25th year, iEARN daily engages an estimated 2 million youth and educators in more than 40,000 schools and youth organizations in over 140 countries worldwide.

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