Ashley Perry is Director of the Middle East Forum's Israel Office. He was a senior advisor to Israel's deputy prime minister and foreign minister from 2009 to 2015, having previously worked in the prime minister's office and numerous other ministries. He also served as deputy director-general for communications and as a senior strategic advisor for national and municipal elections in Israel and around the world. Mr. Perry is a frequent public speaker and consultant to international organizations. He holds a B.A. in history from University College London (UK) and an M.A. in government and counterterrorism from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) of Herzliya, Israel.