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Leadership

Executive Director, Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy
Robert Satloff is executive director of The Washington Institute, a post he assumed in January 1993.
Lane-Swig Senior Fellow, Managing Director
Michael Singh is the Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and managing director at The Washington Institute.
Morningstar Senior Fellow , Director of Research
Patrick Clawson is Morningstar senior fellow and director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, Counselor, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
Ambassador Dennis Ross is the William Davidson Distinguished Fellow and counselor at The Washington Institute.

Fellows

Senior Fellow, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
Ghaith al-Omari, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute, is the former executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine. Previously, he served in various positions within the Palestinian Authority, including advisor to the negotiating team during the 1999-2001 permanent-status talks.
Barbara Kay Family Fellow
Lori Plotkin Boghardt is the Barbara Kay Family Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Ira Weiner Fellow
Anna Borshchevskaya is the Ira Weiner vellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East.
Beyer Family Fellow, Director, Turkish Research Program
Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute.
Weston Fellow
Mohammed S. Dajani, the Weston Fellow at The Washington Institute, founded the Wasatia movement of moderate Islam and previously worked as a professor of political science at al-Quds University in Jerusalem.
Kahn Fellow, Director, Military & Security Studies Program
Michael Eisenstadt is the Kahn Fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Military and Security Studies Program.
Soref Fellow
Dr. Sarah Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Baker Fellow, Director, Gulf and Energy Policy Program
Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Milton Fine International Fellow
Michael Herzog is the Milton Fine International Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow
Ambassador James F. Jeffrey is the Philip Solondz distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute where he focuses on U.S. regional, diplomatic, and military strategy, as well as Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.
Libitzky Family Fellow
Mehdi Khalaji, a Qom-trained Shiite theologian, is the Libitzky Family Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Lafer Fellow
Michael Knights is a Boston-based Lafer fellow of The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf states.
Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Fromer-Wexler Fellow
Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Director, Project on the Middle East Peace Process, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process.
Senior Fellow
Nadav Pollak is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute.
Kaufman Fellow
David Pollock is the Kaufman Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on regional political dynamics and related issues.
Aufzien Fellow, Director, Program on Arab Politics
David Schenker is the Aufzien fellow and director of the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute.
Senior Fellow
Andrew J. Tabler is a senior fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on Syria and U.S. policy in the Levant.
Esther K. Wagner Fellow
Eric Trager is the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Defense Fellow
Jeffrey White is a defense fellow at The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of the Levant and Iran.
Lafer International Fellow
Ehud Yaari is a Lafer International Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Richard Borow Fellow
Aaron Y. Zelin is the Richard Borow fellow at The Washington Institute, where his research focuses on how jihadist groups are adjusting to the new political environment in the era of Arab uprisings and Salafi politics in countries transitioning to democracy.

Adjuncts

Adjunct Fellow
Jacob Olidort, an adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute, focuses on the history and ideology of Salafi movements and Islamist groups in the Middle East.
Adjunct Fellow
Vish Sakthivel was a Next Generation Fellow at The Washington Institute from 2013-2014.
Baye Foundation Adjunct Fellow
Dr. Einat Wilf is the Baye Foundation Adjunct Fellow at The Washington Institute and a former member of the Israeli Knesset.
Adjunct Fellow
Neri Zilber is a journalist and researcher on Middle East politics and culture. As a visiting scholar at The Washington Institute 2014-2015, he focused on the Middle East Peace Process and Palestinian economics and state-building.

Experts by Name

Senior Fellow, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
Ghaith al-Omari, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute, is the former executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine. Previously, he served in various positions within the Palestinian Authority, including advisor to the negotiating team during the 1999-2001 permanent-status talks.
Barbara Kay Family Fellow
Lori Plotkin Boghardt is the Barbara Kay Family Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Ira Weiner Fellow
Anna Borshchevskaya is the Ira Weiner vellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East.
Beyer Family Fellow, Director, Turkish Research Program
Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute.
Morningstar Senior Fellow , Director of Research
Patrick Clawson is Morningstar senior fellow and director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Weston Fellow
Mohammed S. Dajani, the Weston Fellow at The Washington Institute, founded the Wasatia movement of moderate Islam and previously worked as a professor of political science at al-Quds University in Jerusalem.
Kahn Fellow, Director, Military & Security Studies Program
Michael Eisenstadt is the Kahn Fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Military and Security Studies Program.
Soref Fellow
Dr. Sarah Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Baker Fellow, Director, Gulf and Energy Policy Program
Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Milton Fine International Fellow
Michael Herzog is the Milton Fine International Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow
Ambassador James F. Jeffrey is the Philip Solondz distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute where he focuses on U.S. regional, diplomatic, and military strategy, as well as Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.
Libitzky Family Fellow
Mehdi Khalaji, a Qom-trained Shiite theologian, is the Libitzky Family Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Lafer Fellow
Michael Knights is a Boston-based Lafer fellow of The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf states.
Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Fromer-Wexler Fellow
Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Director, Project on the Middle East Peace Process, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process.
Senior Fellow
Nadav Pollak is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute.
Kaufman Fellow
David Pollock is the Kaufman Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on regional political dynamics and related issues.
William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, Counselor, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
Ambassador Dennis Ross is the William Davidson Distinguished Fellow and counselor at The Washington Institute.
Executive Director, Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy
Robert Satloff is executive director of The Washington Institute, a post he assumed in January 1993.
Aufzien Fellow, Director, Program on Arab Politics
David Schenker is the Aufzien fellow and director of the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute.
Lane-Swig Senior Fellow, Managing Director
Michael Singh is the Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and managing director at The Washington Institute.
Senior Fellow
Andrew J. Tabler is a senior fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on Syria and U.S. policy in the Levant.
Esther K. Wagner Fellow
Eric Trager is the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Defense Fellow
Jeffrey White is a defense fellow at The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of the Levant and Iran.
Lafer International Fellow
Ehud Yaari is a Lafer International Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Richard Borow Fellow
Aaron Y. Zelin is the Richard Borow fellow at The Washington Institute, where his research focuses on how jihadist groups are adjusting to the new political environment in the era of Arab uprisings and Salafi politics in countries transitioning to democracy.