Yousef Munayyer, a political analyst and writer, is Executive Director of USCPR. Prior to joining USCPR, he was the executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center and had also served as a Policy Analyst for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).

His doctoral research focused on the intersection between foreign policy and domestic policy and its impact on terrorism and civil liberties. He received his BA in Political Science and History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and MA and PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.

He frequently writes on matters of foreign policy in the Arab and Muslim world, and civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. His writings have appeared in every major metropolitan newspaper in the United States and many others internationally, as well as online. He is a frequent commentator on national and international media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NBC, CBS, Al Jazeera English, C-SPAN, and others.

See Yousef’s media appearancesĀ here.