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Abukar ArmanAbukar Arman
Abukar Arman is a former diplomat (Somalia’s Special Envoy to the US). He is a widely published analyst. His focus is Foreign policy/Islam/post-civil war Somalia/extremism. He is a DiploAct of a sort (fusion of diplomacy & activism).
You may follow him on Twitter: @4DialogSK or reach him via e-mail: [email protected]
Alexander CorbeilAlexander Corbeil
Alexander Corbeil is a Substantive Analyst with The SecDev Group focusing on conflict and instability in the developing world. He has written on the topics of radicalization, sectarianism and terrorism in the Levant and Iraq for a number of publications and is also a contributor to Sada: Middle East Analysis. You can follow Alexander @alex_corbeil
Anshuman RawatAnshuman Rawat
Author of Conflicts, Geopolitics and Asia Volume 1: 2010-12 – A Short Diary of Notes from the Region (ISBN: 978-3-8473-8696-4), Anshuman Rawat is a geopolitical/international relations journalist, communications specialist and serial media entrepreneur from India. Founder-Director of a media company, he spends much of his professional calendar as an editorial, management and communications consultant. He is also the founder of ‘League of India’, a news action tank that is committed to the idea of shaping a progressive India by fostering centre-right liberal governance, a free economy and an open society.
Artur KluzArtur Kluz
Artur Kluz, lawyer, foreign policy advisor and venture capital investor. He is a General Partner/Founder of Kluz Ventures, the investment firm focused on breakthrough technologies and global growth strategies.
Ben MoscovitchBen Moscovitch
Ben Moscovitch is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter and has covered Congress, homeland security, and health care. He completed an intensive two-year Master’s in Middle Eastern History program at Tel Aviv University, where he wrote his thesis on the roots of Palestinian democratic reforms. Ben graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in English Literature. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. Twitter follow: @benmoscovitch

Areas of Focus:
Middle East; Israel-Palestine; Politics


Bradley JardineBradley Jardine
Is an Erasmus Mundus scholar with the University of Glasgow’s IMRCEES program. His primary interest is in Central Asia and he is currently working on a research thesis concerning regime consolidation and energy relations in Turkmenistan in the Berdymuhammedov era. His other research interests include Critical Geopolitics, US Foreign Policy, NATO, and International Political Economy.

In addition to his studies he lived and worked for one year across the former Soviet Union, travelling extensively throughout Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, and Russia. In June 2014 he conducted research at KIMEP University in Kazakhstan where he embarked on a project concerning energy relations and “multi-vectorism” in Kazakh foreign policy.

Areas of focus: Russia; Central Asia; South Caucasus
Follow me on Twitter: @jardine_bradley

Cate MackenzieCate Mackenzie
Cate works as an editor in Zürich, Switzerland. She holds an MA in Comparative and International Studies from ETH Zurich, and a BA (Hons) in International Studies with Political Science from the University of Birmingham (UK).

She has previously lived and worked in Fiji and the US.

Damien TomkinsDamien Tomkins
Damien Tomkins works at the East-West Center office in Washington, D.C. on matters pertaining to the Asia-Pacific region. After traveling overland from Cape Town to Cairo in the 1990s he received a BA First Class Honours from the University of Wales in Anthropology and Religious Studies. He then lived and worked in China for two years teaching English with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO). He subsequently received his MA degree in Asian international affairs from the School of International Service, American University. He enjoys working and learning about Asia and would like to further develop his career within the field of promoting a closer US-China relationship supported by mutual understanding and respect. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and not of any organization with which he is affiliated. Follow on Twitter: @tomkinsd
Daniel DonovanDaniel Donovan
Daniel is the Executive Director of a non-profit development organization that focuses on building infrastructure and training in rural Sub-Saharan Africa called the African Community Advancement Initiative ( . He has a Master’s degree graduate in International Relations with an emphasis on conflict resolution and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Coupled with his extensive financial background, Daniel also works as a consultant for Consultancy Africa Intelligence in Pretoria and the Centre for Global Governance and Public Policy in Abu Dhabi. In addition to his work at FPA, he is also a regular contributor to The Continent Observer and International Policy Digest. He currently resides in Denver, CO.
David J. KarlDavid J. Karl
David J. Karl is president of the Asia Strategy Initiative, an analysis and advisory firm that has a particular focus on South Asia. He serves on the board of counselors of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and previously on the Executive Committee of the Southern California chapter of TiE (formerly The Indus Entrepreneurs), the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship.

David previously served as director of studies at the Pacific Council on International Policy, in charge of the Council’s think tank focused on foreign policy issues of special resonance to the U.S West Coast, and was project director of the Bi-national Task Force on Enhancing India-U.S. Cooperation in the Global Innovation Economy that was jointly organized by the Pacific Council and the Federation of Indian Chambers & Industry. He received his doctorate in international relations at the University of Southern California, writing his dissertation on the India-Pakistan strategic rivalry, and took his masters degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Dominik P. JankowskiDominik P. Jankowski
Dominik P. Jankowski specializes in security and defense policy. Since 2014 he has worked as Chief Specialist for Crisis Management at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. Previously he served as Expert Analyst and Head of the International Analyses Division at the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland (2010-2014), Senior Expert at the J5-Strategic Planning Directorate of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces (2009-2010) as well as foreign policy expert at the President Aleksander Kwasniewski “Amicus Europae” Foundation (2007-2010). His publications appeared in Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Turkey, Uganda and the U.S. He is deeply committed to the development of the NGO’s sector in Poland; since 2008 he has been engaged in the activities of a leading Polish think tank – the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. He graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, National Defense University in Warsaw and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Currently he works on his Ph.D. thesis that evaluates the role of the military industry in Europe after 1990. In 2012 he became a member of the Atlantic Council’s Young Atlanticist Working Group and was granted two prestigious scholarships (2012 Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the GMF; 2012 “Personnalité d’avenir défense” by the French Ministry of Defense). In 2014 he became a member of the Munich Young Leaders (a joint initiative of the Körber Foundation and the Munich Security Conference).
Elly RostoumElly Rostoum
Elly Elhamoumi Rostoum is a leading energy expert and geopolitical specialist. Ms. Elhamoumi Rostoum has spent many years living, working, and traveling in the Middle East and North Africa region. She speaks five languages and holds degrees from Harvard University and Stanford University.

Follow Elly on Twitter @EllyRostoum

Elyse LichtenthalElyse Lichtenthal
Elyse Lichtenthal recently received a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago in Social Service Administration, with a concentration in Health Administration & Policy. Prior to her graduate academic tenure, Elyse spent time in South Africa, working with mothers2mothers, an NGO that prevents mother-to-child transmission of HIV throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. Combining experiences from the global public health, public policy and political organizing sectors, Elyse contributes to the Humanitarian Affairs section of the FPA Blogs with interests in service delivery models for chronic diseases and international policies surrounding access to treatment. Elyse is currently based in Chicago and is the Program Coordinator for the U.S. Cooperative for International Patients.
Faheem HaiderFaheem Haider
Faheem Haider is a political analyst, writer and artist. He holds advanced research degrees in political economy, political theory and the political economy of development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and New York University. He also studied political psychology at Columbia University. During long stints away from his beloved Washington Square Park, he studied peace and conflict resolution and French history and European politics at the American University in Washington DC and the University of Paris, respectively.

Faheem has research expertise in democratic theory and the political economy of democracy in South Asia. In whatever time he has to spare, Faheem paints, writes, and edits his own blog on the photographic image and its relationship to the political narrative of fascist, liberal and progressivist art.

That work and associated writing can be found at the following link:

Gail HarrisGail Harris
Gail Harris’ 28 year career in intelligence included hands-on leadership during every major conflict from the Cold War to El Salvador to Desert Storm to Kosovo and at the forefront of one of the Department of Defense’s newest challenges, Cyber Warfare. A Senior Fellow for The Truman National Security Project, her memoir, A Woman’s War, published by Scarecrow Press is available on
Gary SandsGary Sands
Gary Sands is a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat, a crowdsourced consultancy, and a Director at Highway West Capital Advisors, a venture capital, project finance and political risk advisory. He has contributed a number of op-eds for the South China Morning Post, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, Washington Times, The Diplomat, International Policy Digest, Eurasia Review, Indo-Pacific Review and China Digital Times. He was previously employed in lending and advisory roles at Shell Capital, ABB Structured Finance, and the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation. He earned his Masters of Business Administration in International Business from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Science in Finance at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. He spent six years in Shanghai from 2006-2012, four years in Rio de Janeiro, and is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
George PaikGeorge Paik
George F. Paik is a former political affairs officer in the U.S. Foreign Service, as well as a twenty year veteran of U.S. capital markets. He recently finished a term as chair of the World Affairs Forum (a sister to FPA in the World Affairs Councils of America network) in Stamford, CT. His work as a diplomat straddled the fall of the USSR, and focused on political analysis, human rights, trade affairs, and environmental policy. His postings were in Brazil and Trinidad, and in the Department of State. Financial experience includes stints with Mellon Bank, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. and People’s United Bank. He currently holds the position of Managing Director at Lord Capital, LLC, a firm focused on international trade finance.

Paik graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Social Studies; he also holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He counts ten years playing Rugby, with club mates from countries around the globe, as part of his international experience.

Gus ConstantinouGus Constantinou
Gus Constantinou holds a Specialist BA from the University of Toronto. Gus writes on areas of post-conflict reconciliation, human rights, and peace and security issues. He has developed a specialization in the broader MENA region and his native Canada and Cyprus while at the United Nations and European Union in New York.

You can follow him at @gus_c13

Hannah GaisHannah Gais
Hannah is assistant editor at the Foreign Policy Association, a nonresident fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and the managing editor of Her work has appeared in a number of national and international publications, including Al Jazeera America, U.S. News and World Report, First Things, The Moscow Times, The Diplomat, Truthout, Business Insider and Foreign Policy in Focus.

Gais is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. and the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, where she focused on Eastern Christian Theology and European Studies. You can follow her on Twitter @hannahgais

Ilyana OvshievaIlyana Ovshieva
Ilyana Ovshieva is a digital journalist and writer who works as a senior editor for a Washington DC-based news edition that covers North Africa. She contributed to Tunisia’s first English-language news site after the revolution, Tunisia Live. She also freelanced as an Arabic translator and researcher for the UNDP and the UN Volunteers. Her writing on Tunisia’s hip-hop music, identity and activism appeared in the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. She also published for and the World Policy Journal.
Ilyana holds an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University.

Follow Ilyana on Twitter: @ilyana_ov

James NadeauJames Nadeau
Originally from Maryland, James Nadeau is a European affairs advisor and foreign policy analyst currently based in Brussels, Belgium. His writings have been featured in The Kyiv Post, The Hill and RealClearWorld.
Jason AndersonJason Anderson
Jason spent April and May 2014 in Central Asia researching religious extremist groups. He has project experience in Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Jason previously served as a trainer for US military and civilians working alongside counterparts in Afghanistan, and as a coordinator with Afghan ministerial advisors on National Priority Program (NPP) funding proposals. Jason speaks Russian and holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.
Jim QuirkJim Quirk
Jim Quirk teaches international politics and political economy at American University, Loyola University Maryland, and The Catholic University of America; and taught at the University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria. His favorite projects have included work with online learning, Mexico, the Balkans, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, OSCE, and IEEE. He tweets from @webQuirks.
Joe GurowskyJoe Gurowsky
Joe Gurowsky focuses on energy, environment, geopolitics, international development and climate related issues. Recently, he worked in Ethiopia and Tanzania regarding different energy related programs . Joe has also traveled to Costa Rica, Ghana, the UAE, Germany and Alberta, Canada for aspects of energy and environmental policy.
Jordan StuttsJordan Stutts
Jordan Stutts focuses on global energy trends and how that effects geopolitics and markets around the world. Jordan is production coordinator for Great Decisions in Foreign Policy on PBS and a contributing editor at the Foreign Policy Association. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2014. You can follow him on Twitter @jwstuttered
Joseph KaramJoseph Karam
Joseph Karam is a foreign policy and national security observer with a focus on the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Joseph graduated from Lycoming College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Norwich University with a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy Studies concentrating on International Terrorism. You can find Joseph on Twitter @Joseph_Karam
Josh KlemonsJosh Klemons
Josh Klemons received a Master’s Degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a concentration in the Middle East from the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, DC.

He has lived, worked and studied in Israel and done extensive traveling throughout the region. He once played music with Hadag Nachash.

Follow him on twitter @jlemonsk

Juan GarciaJuan Garcia
Juan Garcia is a freelance researcher for the Center for Media Transparency. Born in South America, he specializes in media freedom and plurality, particularly in the former USSR.
Kathleen MillarKathleen Millar
Kathleen Millar began her career in public affairs working for Lyn Nofziger, White House Communications Director. She has gone on to write about a wide range of enforcement and security issues for DHS, for the US Department of the Treasury (Customs & Border Patrol), for Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), then a Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and for top law enforcement officials in the United States and abroad.

A Founding Member of the Department of Homeland Security, Millar was also the deputy spokesperson-senior writer for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria. She has authored numerous speeches, articles and opeds under her own and client bylines, and her work, focusing on trafficking, terrorism, border and national security, has appeared in both national and international outlets, including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times, and Vital Speeches of the Day.

Kathleen Millar holds an MA from Georgetown University and was the recipient of a United Nations Fellowship, International Affairs, Oxford. She is a member of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, Women in International Security (GU), the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and the American News Women’s Club in Washington, DC. Kathleen Millar is currently teaching and writing about efforts to combat transnational organized crime.

Mark C. EadesMark C. Eades
Mark C. Eades is an American writer and educator based in Shanghai, China. He has spent a total of five years in China since his first visit in 1991, and has taught at Fudan University, Shanghai International Studies University, and in the private sector in Shanghai. He is also widely traveled throughout East and Southeast Asia. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and a Master of Arts in Humanities from San Francisco State University with extensive coursework in Asian and Transpacific studies. His previous publications include articles on China and Sino-US relations in U.S. News & World Report, Asia Times, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and Atlantic Community. Twitter: @mceades
Mark VargaMark Varga
Mark Varga is a Hungarian-American European Affairs Consultant residing in Budapest.
Matthew LuxmooreMatthew Luxmoore
Matthew is a British-Polish journalist who has been covering the Ukrainian crisis since May 2014. He has reported from Ukraine and Russia for The Times, New Republic, Al Jazeera and Evening Standard, among others. Since October 2014 he has been based in Moscow working as a freelance reporter.
Maxime H.A. LarivéMaxime H.A. Larivé
Maxime Larivé holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and European Politics from the University of Miami (USA). He is currently working at the EU Center of Excellence at the University of Miami as a Research Associate. His research focus on the questions of the European Union, foreign policy analysis, security studies, and European security and defense policy. Maxime has published several articles in the Journal of European Security, Perceptions, and European Union Miami Analysis as well as World Politics Review.
Michael CrowleyMichael Crowley
Mike Crowley received his MA with distinction from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in American Foreign Policy and European Studies. He has worked at the Center for Strategic International Studies, Akin Gump, and The Pew Charitable Trusts. He’s also an actor working in Washington, DC and a volunteer at the National Gallery of Art, and he looks for ways to work both into his blog occasionally.
Neil ThompsonNeil Thompson
Neil Thompson is a freelance international relations analyst whose work has appeared in the Diplomat, the International Security Network, Geopolitical Monitor, The Independent and various other publications. He holds an MA in the international relations of East Asia and has lived in China for three years and is presently based in London.
Patricia L SchoukerPatricia L Schouker
Patricia is an energy analyst.

As a member of Chatham House in London, she worked at Le Figaro in Paris and was a parliamentary assistant and attaché at the French National Assembly. While working for a petrochemical company she wrote her thesis on U.S Foreign Policy towards Terrorism after 9/11 focusing on the War in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Patricia’s main interests and international research worldwide are within the scope of global energy market studies, energy security and geopolitical risk.

She is also a contributing energy analyst for Pipeline Oil & Gas Magazine in Dubai, UAE.

Follow her on Twitter: @PatriciaLilyS

Paul MutterPaul Mutter
NYU graduate student blogging at FPA, The Arabist, War is Boring, and Souciant.
Paul NashPaul Nash
Paul Nash produces FPA’s “Candid Discussions,” an interview series with influential policy makers, writers, and media personalities in the field of foreign policy and international security. A Senior Editor at Diplomatic Courier magazine (, he is also a member of the National Press Club of Washington, D.C., serving on the Newsmakers Committee.

Paul obtained his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.

Twitter: @PaulNashDC

Peter MarinoPeter Marino
Peter is a foreign policy specialist with a focus on China in particular and Asia in General, with training in political economy and security. He holds a BA in International Affairs and an MSc in Global Politics.
Rachel AvrahamRachel Avraham
Rachel Avraham is a news editor and political analyst for Jerusalem Online News, the English language website of Israel’s Channel 2 News. She also has a blog in the Jewish Press. Rachel Avraham completed her masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University. Her MA thesis was on “Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombers in the American, Israeli and Arab media.” She also has a BA in Government and Politics, with minors in Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, from the University of Maryland at College Park. Rachel Avraham presently lives in Netanya, Israel.
Richard BasasRichard Basas
Richard Basas, a Canadian Masters Level Law student educated in Spain, England, and Canada (U of London MA 2003 LL.M., 2007), has worked researching for CSIS and as a Reporter for the Latin America Advisor. He went on to study his MA in Latin American Political Economy in London with the University of London and LSE. Subsequently, Rich followed his career into Law focusing mostly on International Commerce and EU-Americas issues. He has worked for many commercial and legal organisations as well as within the Refugee Protection Community in Toronto, Canada, representing detained non-status indivduals residing in Canada. Rich will go on to study his PhD in International Law.

Areas of Focus:
Law; Economics and Commerce; Americas; Europe; Refugees; Immigration


Richard ChasdiRichard Chasdi
Dr. Chasdi is a Professor of Management and Fellow at the Center for Complex and Strategic Decisions at Walsh College. He teaches International Security, International Business Management, and Culture and Doing Business in the Middle East. He is an internationally recognized specialist in terrorism and counter-terrorism studies and his research interests include multinational corporations’ security in an increasingly globalized world.

He holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, a M.A. from Boston College, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Political Science.

Sahar SaidSahar Said
Sahar, who grew up on Lahore, Pakistan, has obtained her Master of Laws degree from The George Washington University Law School and currently works with a non-profit in New York.

Sahar can be followed on Twitter @sahar_said.

Sara Chupein-SorokaSara Chupein-Soroka
Sara Chupein-Soroka is a former Program Associate at the Foreign Policy Association. She holds an M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University with a focus on U.S.-European relations, and a B.A. in Political Science from Hunter College. Her graduate thesis examined U.S.-UK bilateral security relations (an ongoing project) and she undertook an in-field intensive at The Hague, Bosnia and Serbia examining transitional justice in the former Yugoslavia in 2011.
Sarah ElzeiniSarah Elzeini
Sarah recently returned from Qatar where she worked in the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), contributing to multiple projects, from the Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf, Arab Youth, to Cyberspace and Digital Communication in the Middle East.

Sarah holds a BSFS in International Politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She comes from a multi-cultural American family, which has led to her open understanding of Middle East Affairs and U.S. foreign policy. She is also a passionate supporter of international development and women and youth empowerment.

Additionally, she has worked as Coordinator of Cultural Affairs for a music organization based in NYC, branched in Doha, Qatar; bringing together East and West cultures and stressing the importance of the cultural narratives that art and music brings.

Follow her on Twitter @SarahElzeini

Sarwar Kashmeri is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program, a fellow with the Foreign Policy Association, and senior advisor for transatlantic security at ISIS-Europe. He is recognized on both sides of the Atlantic as a specialist and commentator on U.S.-European relations. His latest book is “NATO 2.0: Reboot or Delete?” (
Scott BleiweisScott Bleiweis
Scott Bleiweis writes on international relations topics for FPA. He has a M.A. in democracy studies and conflict resolution from the University of Denver, and a B.A. in Politics/International Studies from Brandeis University. Scott was formerly a Fulbright education scholar in Bulgaria (views in this blog are his own, and do not represent those of the Fulbright organization or U.S. government).

Scott supports Winston Churchill’s characterization of the complex form of government known as democracy: “Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”

Scott FirsingScott Firsing
Dr. Scott Firsing, an American residing in South Africa, is an expert on US-Africa relations. He is the Director of the North American International School (NAIS) in Pretoria, an Adjunct Research Fellow at Monash University, South Africa, an Executive at the Aerospace Leadership Academy and CEO of LINK Advisory, a consultancy helping American businesses enter Africa. Also a founder of the African NGO Young People in International Affairs, Scott is the former Head of International Studies at Monash, a former employee of the United Nations, Department for Disarmament Affairs, and a former fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
Scott MonjeScott Monje
Scott C. Monje, Ph.D., is senior editor of the Encyclopedia Americana (Grolier Online) and author of The Central Intelligence Agency: A Documentary History. He has taught classes on international, comparative, and U.S. politics at Rutgers University, New York University (SCPS), and Purchase College, SUNY.
Thilina PanduwawalaThilina Panduwawala
Thilina is the current Official Youth Delegate of Sri Lanka to the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. He is an undergradute in BSc International Relations for the University of London International Programmes. Thilina was the Under Secretary General for Sri Lanka MUN Conference in 2015 and is an eight year veteran MUNer. Currently he also runs his own blog which is focused on the Indian Ocean Region.
Zach ScottZach Scott
Zach is an Independent researcher and writer. He lives in New York. You can follow Zach @ZachDScott.
Zev WexlerZev Wexler
Zev Wexler is an associate at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he represents investment managers. In 2009, he took a sabbatical year and volunteered as a strategic consultant in Malawi for Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Zev is a board member of American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS young leadership program, and serves on the Committee’s International Relations Commission. Zev is also a board member of the Microfinance Club of New York. Prior to working at Vinson & Elkins LLP, Zev worked at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, and at the asset manager BlackRock Financial Management. He received a BA in Public Policy from Princeton University and a JD from New York University School of Law, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Zev currently lives in New York.

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