Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"If done right, the introduction of an international presence can benefit both sides. It can help increase security for Israelis and Palestinians, rebuild Palestinian self-government and provide Israel with assurances regarding Palestinian performance. Most important, it may begin to set in motion the process that should lead to the emergence of a viable state of Palestine living side by side with Israel."
"Rebuilding a Damaged Palestine," New York Times, May 7, 2002
Experts 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:
Senior Adviser to President Obama, counter-ISIL campaign ("ISIL Czar")
Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region, Apr. 2015-present
National Security Council Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Gulf States, Feb. 2014-Apr. 2015
Former Middle East and North Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group, 2005-2014
Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs and Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, Sep. 1998 - Jan. 2001
Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
PhD, Political Philosophy, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, England
JD, Harvard Law School
Served as a principal advisor to the President and the National Security Advisor at the White House on the Middle East peace process