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Dalia Dassa Kaye

Director, Center for Middle East Public Policy, RAND Corporation

Dalia Dassa Kaye is the Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND, Kaye lived in The Netherlands where she served as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Dutch Foreign Ministry and taught at the University of Amsterdam. In 2011-2012 she was a visiting professor and fellow at UCLA’s International Institute and Burkle Center. From 1998-2003 Kaye was an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University. She is the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including a Brookings Institution research fellowship and The John W. Gardner Fellowship for Public Service. Kaye publishes widely on Middle East regional security issues, including in outlets like Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, U.S. News, The National Interest, Survival, and the Washington Quarterly. She has appeared in many media outlets, including BBC, CNN, MSNBC and NPR. She is the author of Talking to the Enemy: Track Two Diplomacy in the Middle East and South Asia and Beyond the Handshake: Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process. She is also the author and co-author of numerous RAND reports, including most recently Israel’s Iran Policies After the Nuclear Deal and The Outlook for Arab Gulf Cooperation. Dalia holds her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.