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Jonathan Schanzer    

Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center

Jonathan Schanzer is the Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center.

Mr. Schanzer recently left the U.S. Treasury after more than two years at the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Prior to Treasury, Mr. Schanzer was a research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he authored the book Al-Qaeda's Armies: Middle East Affiliate Groups and the Next Generation of Terror (Specialty Press International, 2004). Mr. Schanzer also participated in a Washington Institute fact-finding trip in Iraq in 2004.

Mr. Schanzer began his career in policy as a research fellow at the Middle East Forum, a Philadelphia-based think tank.

Jonathan holds a bachelors degree from Emory University and a master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo in 2001, and is currently a PhD candidate at Kings College, documenting a history of the U.S. Congress and its efforts to combat terrorism.

A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Schanzer has published widely in the national press, and has appeared with frequency on television networks ranging from Fox News and al-Jazeera. He has traveled widely in Israel, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories. He speaks Arabic and Hebrew.

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