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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.
Director of Research
Patrick Clawson is director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, Counselor
Ambassador Dennis Ross is the William Davidson Distinguished Fellow and counselor at The Washington Institute.

Fellows

Fellow in Gulf Politics
Lori Plotkin Boghardt is a fellow in Gulf politics at The Washington Institute.
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.
Senior Fellow, Director, Military & Security Studies Program
Michael Eisenstadt is a senior fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Military and Security Studies Program.
Defense Fellow
Daniel Green is a Defense 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 Visiting Fellow
Ambassador James F. Jeffrey is the Philip Solondz distinguished visiting fellow at The Washington Institute where he focuses on U.S. strategies to counter Iran's efforts to expand its influence in the broader Middle East.
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, On Leave, U.S. Department of State
David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute, on leave to the U.S. Department of State.
Visiting Fellow
Hedieh Mirahmadi is a visiting fellow in the Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
Visiting Military Fellow
Lt. Col. Alon Paz, IDF, is a visiting military 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.
Visiting Scholar
Neri Zilber is a visiting scholar at The Washington Institute for 2014.

Adjuncts

Adjunct Fellow
Vish Sakthivel was a Next Generation Fellow at The Washington Institute from 2013-2014.
Adjunct Fellow
Dr. Einat Wilf is an adjunct fellow at The Washington Institute and a former member of the Israeli Knesset.

Experts by Name

Fellow in Gulf Politics
Lori Plotkin Boghardt is a fellow in Gulf politics at The Washington Institute.
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.
Director of Research
Patrick Clawson is director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Senior Fellow, Director, Military & Security Studies Program
Michael Eisenstadt is a senior fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Military and Security Studies Program.
Defense Fellow
Daniel Green is a Defense 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 Visiting Fellow
Ambassador James F. Jeffrey is the Philip Solondz distinguished visiting fellow at The Washington Institute where he focuses on U.S. strategies to counter Iran's efforts to expand its influence in the broader Middle East.
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, On Leave, U.S. Department of State
David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute, on leave to the U.S. Department of State.
Visiting Fellow
Hedieh Mirahmadi is a visiting fellow in the Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
Visiting Military Fellow
Lt. Col. Alon Paz, IDF, is a visiting military 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
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.
Visiting Scholar
Neri Zilber is a visiting scholar at The Washington Institute for 2014.