Tamara Kharroub is the Deputy Executive Director and a Senior Fellow at Arab Center Washington DC. Her research work focuses on democracy and human rights in the Arab world. She publishes research and policy analysis papers and editorials exploring issues of democratization and transitions, US foreign policy in the Middle East, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, identity politics, cyber geopolitics, and the role of media and communication technology in the political process. Prior to joining ACW, Dr. Kharroub was Associate Instructor at Indiana University and directed human rights and democracy programs and communications campaigns in the Middle East. She holds a PhD from Indiana University Bloomington and an MA from the University of Westminster, and is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including Fulbright.