Our 51st Year

Robert Barylski
Peter Bergen
John Beyrle
Stephen Biegun
William Davison
Thomas DeFrank
Evan Feigenbaum
Jeffrey Gedmin
Russel Honoré
Brian Hook
Margaret Jay
Richard Jones
Robert Jones
Robert Lieber
Mark Lowenthal
Susan MacManus
Bob McClure
Mohsen Milani
Thomas Nichols
Charles Ray
Dennis Ross
Charles Schudson
Peter Singer
John Sinnott
Jeremi Suri
Martin Walker


Dennis Ross

Amb. Dennis Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. For more than 12 years he played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process as the U.S. point man on the peace process in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. He served two years as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council Senior Director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Earlier Amb. Ross played a prominent role in U.S. policy towards the former Soviet Union and the unification of Germany and its integration into NATO. His most recent book, Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel's Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny, written with his colleague David Makovsky, profiles four Israeli prime ministers who made historic choices. It explores lessons from these decisions for guidance on dealing with the fateful choice that Israel's leaders must soon confront or by default become a binational state.

A graduate of UCLA, Amb. Ross received UCLA's highest medal and has been named UCLA alumnus of the year.