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Daniel Pipes — President

A former official in the U.S. departments of State and Defense, Daniel Pipes has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the U.S. Naval War College, and Pepperdine University. He is the author of thirteen books on the Middle East, Islam, and other topics. Mr. Pipes writes a column for many newspapers and leading Internet sites and his writings have been translated into 37 languages. He frequently discusses current issues on television and radio. He has received two Presidential appointments, has testified before many congressional committees, and has served on five presidential campaigns. Al-Qaeda invited Mr. Pipes to convert, Edward Said called him an "orientalist," and Edward Kennedy borked him. To explore his writings and media appearances, visit danielpipes.org. Contact: Pipes@MEForum.org

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Amy Shargel — Director

Ms Shargel helped to establish the Middle East Forum in 1994. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, from which she also received a master's degree in International Relations. Contact: Shargel@MEForum.org

Teri Blumenfeld — Website Editor and Researcher

Ms. Blumenfeld was a founder of Meditran, an Arab-Israeli center in Jerusalem. She holds a BS from San Francisco State University and conducts research for terrorism trials. Contact: comments@danielpipes.org

Mary Ellen Cosaboon — Development Assistant

Ms Cosaboon received a Bachelor's degree in Film production and a Master's degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University. She previously worked for a number of arts and education nonprofits in the Philadelphia area. Contact: Cosaboon@MEForum.org

Marc Fink — Counselor

Mr. Fink directs Islamist Watch and the Legal Project. He also serves as the Middle East Forum's in-house legal counsel and chief editor. Mr. Fink previously practiced with the Detroit law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC before embarking on a political career advising gubernatorial, congressional, secretary of state, attorney general and judicial campaigns. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan majoring in history, Mr. Fink received his law degree from Emory University. Contact: Fink@MEForum.org

Gary C. Gambill — MEF Web Editor, Research Fellow

Editor of the Middle East Forum's website, and formerly editor of Middle East Intelligence Bulletin (1999-2004) and Mideast Monitor (2006-09), Gary C. Gambill is a political analyst specializing in the Arab world, particularly Syria and Lebanon. He has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. He has published in the Middle East Quarterly and is a frequent contributor to Foreign Policy, National Interest, and Canada's National Post, among other publications. Contact: garycgambill@gmail.com

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Judy Goodrobb — Managing Editor, Middle East Quarterly

Ms. Goodrobb previously worked as an editor and public relations professional at Drexel University and Norwich University. She has been a writing instructor at Johnson State College of Vermont and the Community College of Philadelphia. She holds a master's degree in writing from Vermont College. Contact: MEQ@MEForum.org

Dianne Herbert — Controller

Ms. Herbert is responsible for all of the Middle East Forum's finance, accounting and reporting activities. She previously managed a law firm for several years and has over 12 years of extensive accounting experience. Contact: Herbert@meforum.org

Efraim Karsh — Principal Research Fellow

Efraim Karsh edits the Middle East Quarterly, the Forum's flagship publication. A Professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London, he has held various academic posts at Harvard and Columbia universities, the Sorbonne, the London School of Economics, the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in Washington D.C., and the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel-Aviv University. Professor Karsh is the author of fifteen books, has appeared as a commentator on all the main British and American television networks, and has contributed over 200 articles to leading newspapers and magazines. Contact: Karsh@MEForum.org

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Grayson Levy — Web Developer

Mr. Levy is responsible for the Middle East Forum's internet presence, developing and maintaining its various websites and mailing lists. Contact: webmaster@MEForum.org

Ruth Malhotra — Campus Watch Research Assistant

Ruth Malhotra received a B.A. and M.A. in International Affairs with a research focus on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2006, she filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Georgia Tech challenging unconstitutional policies that supported censorship. Her case prompted Georgia Tech to repeal its speech code, alter its unconstitutional "speech zone" and eliminate the unconstitutional portion of its "Safe Space" program. She received the 2009 Ronald Reagan Award from the American Conservative Union. Contact: Malhotra@MEForum.org

Johanna Markind — Associate Counselor

Ms. Markind works with two MEF activities, Islamist Watch and Legal Project. An attorney experienced in both civil and criminal litigation, she recently worked for the U.S. Department of Justice. Before that, she worked in private practice in Philadelphia and represented indigent defendants in federal criminal cases as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel. Ms. Markind's writings have appeared in American Thinker, Federal Lawyer, Jewish Forward, Pajamas Media and the Wall Street Journal. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College majoring in religion, and received her law degree from the University of North Carolina. Contact: Markind@MEForum.org

Winfield Myers — Director, Academic Affairs and Director, Campus Watch

Mr. Myers, a historian, was educated at the University of Georgia, Tulane and the University of Michigan. He has taught world history and other topics at the University of Michigan, the University of Georgia, Tulane, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Previously managing editor of the The American Enterprise magazine, he co-founded Democracy Project, Inc., of which he was CEO. He has served as senior editor and communications director at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and is principal author and editor of a college guide, Choosing the Right College (Eerdmans: 1998; 2001). Contact: Myers@MEForum.org

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Thelma Prosser — Office Manager

Ms Prosser previously worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute for twelve years. Contact: Prosser@MEForum.org

Steven J. Rosen — Director, Washington Project

Steven J. Rosen has served on the faculties of the University of Pittsburgh, Brandeis University, and the Australian National University, and he headed Middle East issues for the RAND Corporation's National Security Strategies Program. He is the author of many academic publications, including The Logic of International Relations, a best-selling textbook that ran to five editions. From 1982 to 2005, he served as director of foreign policy issues for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where he was responsible for relations with the State Department, the National Security Council, and other executive branch agencies. He is the editor of MEF's Obama Mideast Monitor as well as its Policy Forum occasional papers. Contact: Rosen@MEForum.org

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David J. Rusin — Research Fellow, Islamist Watch

Prior to joining the Forum, Mr. Rusin worked as an astrophysicist, having earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Contact: Rusin@MEForum.org

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Cinnamon Stillwell — Campus Watch West Coast Representative

Ms. Stillwell, a San Francisco Bay area native and graduate of San Francisco State University, is a columnist and blogger. She is a former contributing political columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle online and several of her columns have been reprinted in high school and college textbooks. She has written on a wide variety of topics, including the political atmosphere in American higher education, and has appeared as a guest on television and talk radio. Contact: Stillwell@MEForum.org

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