Jon B. Alterman
From the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) bio
- Jon B. Alterman joined CSIS in November 2002 as director of the Middle East Program. Previously, he served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State and as a special assistant to the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. Prior to entering government, he was a scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. From 1993 to 1997, Alterman taught at Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in history. He also worked as a legislative aide to Senator Daniel P. Moynihan (D-N.Y.), responsible for foreign policy and defense. Alterman has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. He is the author of Hopes Dashed: Egypt and American Foreign Assistance, 1952-1956 (Palgrave, 2002), New Media, New Politics? From satellite television to the Internet in the Arab World (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1998), and the editor of Sadat and His Legacy: Egypt and the World, 1977-1997 (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1998). In addition to his academic work, he is a frequent commentator on U.S. policy and the Middle East in print, on radio, and on television. His opinion pieces have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Asharq al-Awsat, and other major publications. Alterman is on the Board of Advisory Editors of the Middle East Journal, is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Transnational Broadcasting Studies, and is a former international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
- CSIS – Expert
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Institute of Peace
- Washington Institute for Near East Policy
- Middle East Journal – Boar of Advisory Editors
- Transnational Broadcasting Studies – Editorial Board
- Council on Foreign Relations – Fellow
- Fikra Forum, Contributor 
Phone: (202) 775-3295
E-mail: jalterman AT csis.org
Resources and articles
- Fikra Forum Jon B. Alterman, organizational web page, accessed February 13, 2012.