Stuart Schoffman lives in Jerusalem and writes about culture, history, and politics. A columnist since 1990 for the Jerusalem Report, he was a young Hollywood screenwriter when he first came to the Conference on World Affairs in 1983. He has also worked as a reporter for Fortune magazine, a staff writer at Time, and an editor at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Schoffman has been a teacher of various subjects at the Claremont Colleges, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Southern California film school, Tel Aviv University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His movie credits include Terror on Highway 91, a Texas true-crime story. He also served as a consultant to the joint Israeli-Palestinian production of Sesame Street.
Schoffman is a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and this spring is a fellow of the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His study of Warder Cresson, the first U.S. Consul in Jerusalem, was published in 2004 in the Jewish Quarterly Review.
A native of Brooklyn, Schoffman is a graduate of Harvard and Yale.