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Mr. Gregory Aftandilian

GREGORY AFTANDILIAN is an independent consultant, writer, and lecturer, having spent over 21 years in U.S. Government service, most recently on Capitol Hill. He was a foreign policy adviser to Congressman Chris Van Hollen from 2007 to 2008, a professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and foreign policy adviser to Senator Paul Sarbanes from 2000 to 2004, and a foreign policy fellow to Senator Edward Kennedy in 1999. Prior to holding these positions, Mr. Aftandilian worked for 13 years as a Middle East analyst at the U.S. Department of State where he was a recipient of the Department’s Superior Honor Award for his analyses on Egypt. His other government experiences include analytical work for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Library of Congress. He was also a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 2006 to 2007 and an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York from 1991 to 1992. In addition, Mr. Aftandilian has worked as a consultant on Egyptian affairs for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and is an adjunct faculty member at Boston University and George Mason University, as well as a non-resident fellow at the Arab Center in Washington, DC. Mr. Aftandilian is the author of Egypt’s Bid for Arab Leadership: Implications for U.S. Policy (1993); Looking Forward: An Integrated Strategy for Supporting Democracy and Human Rights in Egypt (2009), and several monographs published by the Strategic Studies Institute. Mr. Aftandilian holds a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College, an M.A. in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in international relations from the London School of Economics.

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