BEcon, Sydney Univ.; PhD, Australian Nat'l Univ. Former: Exec. Director, Wash. Institute for Near East Policy; Founding Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and Distinguished Fellow, Brookings Institution; 1993-95, Special Assistant to President Clinton and Sr Director for Near East and S. Asian Affairs, Nat'l Security Council; 1995-97 and 2000-01, US Ambassador to Israel; 1997-2000, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Board Member: Lowy Institute for Int'l Policy, Australia; Institute for Nat'l Security Studies, Israel; Middle East Investment Initiative. Author, Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East (2009); Co-Author, Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy.