Expert on Israel, Middle East, Joins Wilson Center

Jan 10, 2006

Aaron David Miller has joined the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. as a Public Policy Scholar, and is writing a book about America and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Between 2003 and 2006 he served as president of Seeds of Peace, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance coexistence and reconciliation.

For the previous two decades, he served at the Department of State as an adviser to six Secretaries of State, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process, most recently as the Senior Adviser for Arab-Israeli Negotiations. He also served as the Deputy Special Middle East Coordinator for Arab-Israeli negotiations, Senior Member of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and in the Office of the Historian. He has received the Department's Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards.

Mr. Miller received his Ph.D. in American Diplomatic and Middle East History from the University of Michigan in 1977 and joined the State Department the following year. During 1982 and 1983, he was a Council on Foreign Relations fellow and a resident scholar at the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies. In 1984 he served a temporary tour at the American Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Between 1998 and 2000, Mr. Miller served on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He has written three books on the Middle East and lectured widely at universities and Middle East symposia across the country. His articles have appeared in newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The International Herald Tribune.

Since leaving the Department of State, Aaron Miller has been seen on national and international media outlets speaking about Seeds of Peace and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His recent appearances include CNN (including American Morning, Wolf Blitzer Reports, and Newsnight with Aaron Brown), CNN International, CNN Headline News, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, FOX News, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, National Public Radio, BBC, Canadian Broadcast Network, Al Arabiya, Al-Jazeera and Israeli Radio. Mr. Miller has also been a featured presenter for the World Economic Forum in Davos and Amman, Council on Foreign Relations, Center for Strategic International Studies, Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University, University of California at Berkeley, City Club of Cleveland, Chatham House, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue.