Brian Katulis is a senior fellow and vice president of policy at the Middle East Institute. He was formerly a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), where he built the Center’s Middle East program and also worked on broader issues related to U.S. national security.

He has produced influential studies that have shaped important discussions around regional policy, often providing expert testimony to key congressional committees on his findings. Katulis has also conducted extensive research in countries such as Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories. His past experience includes work at the National Security Council and the U.S. Departments of State and Defense.

Master in Public Affairs, Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs
Bachelor of Arts in history and Arab and Islamic studies, Villanova University
Fulbright scholar in Jordan, 1994 - 1995

Regions of Expertise
Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan

Issues of Expertise
National security, U.S. foreign policy, diplomacy 

Contact Information

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Twitter Handle: @Katulis

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