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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 sixteen books on the Middle East, Islam, and other topics. Mr. Pipes writes a column for the Washington Times 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. For his writings and media appearances, go to danielpipes.org. Contact: Pipes@MEForum.org

Gregg Roman — Director

Mr. Roman functions as the chief operations officer for the Middle East Forum. He is responsible for oversight of day-to-day management, communications, and financial resource development for the organization. Mr. Roman previously served as director of the Community Relations Council for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. In 2014, he was named one of the 10 most inspiring global Jewish leaders by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He previously served as the political advisor to the Deputy Foreign Minister of the State of Israel and worked for the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Mr. Roman has spoken to venues around the world about the Middle East and often appears on television and in print. He attended the American University in Washington, DC, and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, where he studied national security studies and political communications. Contact: Roman@MEForum.org

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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

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: Gambill@MEForum.org

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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 is a writing tutor at Penn State University-Brandywine and previously taught writing at Johnson State College of Vermont and Community College of Philadelphia. She holds a master's degree in writing from Vermont College. Contact: MEQ@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

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

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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Clifford V. Smith — MEF Washington Project Director

Mr. Smith is MEF's liaison to decision makers and opinion leaders in Washington D.C. He holds a BA from Washington State University, an MPP with a focus on International Relations from Pepperdine University, and a law degree from the Catholic University of America. He is a member of the Maryland Bar. An experienced political operative, he is the veteran of numerous campaigns as well as several positions in Congress, most recently serving as Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer. He has also had his own writings published in The Daily Caller, The American Spectator, Statebrief, and other local outlets. Contact: csmith@MEForum.org

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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Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi — Research Fellow, Jihad-Intel

A graduate of Oxford University, with ancestry tracing back to Baghdad and Mosul, Mr. al-Tamimi's articles have been published, among other places, in the Middle East Quarterly, BBC News, al-Ayyam (Damascus), American Spectator, Daily Star (Beirut), Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, and Kurdish Globe (Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan). He has been widely cited in international media outlets for his insight on developments in Iraq and Syria, including Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, The Daily Telegraph, New York Times, and Washington Post. For the 2014-2015 academic year, he will be the Rubin Research Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center (GLORIA) within the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. Contact: aaj892@hotmail.com

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