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Marwan Muasher, PhD Biography

Title:
Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Any effort that aims at a two-state solution, and a viable two-state solution, is an effort that Jordan will support. And any effort that moves against a two-state solution is an effort that Jordan would oppose.”

“Challenges Facing the Arab World,” Woodrow Wilson International Center, Mar. 15, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment, 2011-present
  • Senior Vice President of External Affairs, World Bank, 2007-2010
  • Member of the Jordanian Senate, 2006-2007
  • Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, 2004-2005
  • Foreign Minister of Jordan, 2002-2004
  • Ambassador of Jordan to the United States, 1997-2002
  • Kawkab Medal of the First Order, 2000
  • Diplomat of the Year Award (Los Angeles World Affairs Council), 2000
  • Jordanian Minister of Information, 1996
  • Jordan’s Ambassador to Israel, 1995
  • Independence Medal of the First Order, 1994
  • Director of the Jordan Information Bureau in the U.S., 1991-1994
Education:
  • PhD, Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 1981
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1977
Other:
  • Speaks Arabic and English