Haisam Hassanein is a PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University in the department of history. He was formerly a Glazer fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he focused on economic relations between Israel and Arab states. He has published in several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the New York Daily News, National Interest, Haaretz, and the Jerusalem Post.
Hassanein earned his B.A. in political science from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. In 2014, he enrolled in an M.A. program in Middle Eastern & African History at Tel Aviv University, where he was the first Egyptian to be named the graduate school valedictorian.
Topics of expertise:
Israel and Arab states relations outside the lens of Palestinian-Israeli conflict