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Our Fellows & Staff

The Washington Institute provides the human capital on which innovative analysis and policymaking can rely. It does so through an in-house staff of recognized experts as well as scholars, experts, and associates from the United States and abroad.


Executive Director
Robert Satloff, Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy

Director of Research
Patrick Clawson, Morningstar Senior Fellow

Managing Director
Michael Singh, Lane-Swig Senior Fellow

Dennis Ross, William Davidson Distinguished Fellow

Senior Fellows
Katherine Bauer, Blumenstein-Katz Family Fellow
Anna Borshchevskaya, Senior Fellow
Soner Cagaptay, Beyer Family Fellow
Elana DeLozier, Research Fellow
Michael Eisenstadt, David Kahn and Douglas Kahn Fellow
Ben Fishman, Senior Fellow
Simon Henderson, Baker Fellow
Mehdi Khalaji, Libitzky Family Fellow
Michael Knights, Senior Fellow
Barbara A. Leaf, Ruth and Sid Lapidus Fellow
Matthew Levitt, Fromer-Wexler Fellow
David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow
Ghaith al-Omari, Senior Fellow
David Pollock, Bernstein Fellow
Phillip Smyth, Soref Fellow
Dana Stroul, Shelly and Michael Kassen Fellow 
Bilal Wahab, Nathan and Esther K. Wagner Fellow
Aaron Y. Zelin, Richard Borow Fellow

Oula Alrifai, Fellow
Catherine Cleveland, Wagner Family Fellow and Fikra Editor

Associate Fellows
Sarah Feuer, Associate Fellow
Roy Gutman, Associate Fellow
Michael Herzog, Milton Fine International Fellow
Farzin Nadimi, Associate Fellow
Ehud Yaari, Lafer International Fellow

Visiting Fellows
Hanin Ghaddar, Friedmann Visiting Fellow
Conor Hiney, Military Fellow
Martin Kramer, Koret Distinguished Fellow
Assaf Orion, Military Fellow
Charles Thépaut, Visiting Fellow

Adjunct Fellows
Fabrice Balanche
J. Scott Carpenter
Mohammed Dajani
Jay Solomon
Jeffrey White
Einat Wilf

Research Associates
Mohamed Aziz (Fikra Forum)
Will Ellison

Research Assistants
Zied Bouchlaghem (Geduld Program on Arab Politics)
Elise Burr (Geduld Program on Arab Politics)
Hannah Coupe (Military & Security Studies Program)
Shaina Katz (Project Fikra)
Kevin Mathieson (Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence)
Basia Rosenbaum (Project on Arab-Israel Relations)
Jonathan Sameyach (Viterbi Program on Iran and U.S. Policy)
Samantha Stern (Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence)
Deniz Yuksel (Turkish Research Program)



Operations Manager
Rebecca Erdman

Data Services Coordinator
Beverly Sprewer

Human Resources Manager
Hopel Jackson

Administrative Assistant
Denise Marshall


Director of Communications
Jeff Rubin

Director of Publications
Maria Radacsi

Senior Editor
George Lopez

Managing Editor, Online Communications
R. Scott Rogers

Managing Editor, Multimedia
Kori Francis

Media Relations Associate
Erika Naegeli

Managing Editor, Social Media
Carolina Krauskopf

Communications and Development Associate
Gabrielle Burack

Jason Warshof

Managing Editor, Arabic Website
Maurice Shohet


National Director of Development
Dan Heckelman

Development Operations Manager
Zana Dokic

Regional Director of Development, South and Midwest
Jeanne Epstein

Regional Director of Development, Northeast
Jacqui Schein

Regional Director of Development, Western States
Miri Belsky

Development Assistant, Western States
Ellen Zakharian


Chief Financial Officer
Laura Hannah

Lynn Merhai

Senior Accountant
Dawn Joseph

Staff Accountant
Glenda Kornegay

Financial Assistant
Francois Nkuru