Arab affairs specialist Joseph Braude serves as AAM’s Strategic Advisor on programming and projects in the Middle East and North Africa. A fluent Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew speaker, he studied Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale and Arabic and Islamic Studies at Princeton. Over the past 20 years he has lived and worked in North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf states, and Iran.
As an author and broadcaster in Arabic, he appears frequently on the leading pan-Arab television channels, hosts a national radio commentary in Morocco, and contributes weekly to Al-Majalla and Asharq Alawsat — the region’s largest news magazine and daily newspaper, respectively. In English, he has contributed to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other publications, and co-produced documentaries for America Abroad Radio and other PRI broadcasts.
Joseph Braude also serves as Advisor to Al-Mesbar Studies and Research Center in Dubai, a think tank specializing in Arabic and Islamic political and social trends, where he authors and co-edits research publications, leads educational seminars, and facilitates global outreach. He has advised non-profits, government, and private companies in matters related to public diplomacy, counterterrorism, and security sector reform.