Our 52nd Year

Asli Aydintasbas
Robert Barylski
John Beyrle
Stephen Biegun
Thomas DeFrank
Susan Glickman
Margaret Jay
Jimmy Kolker
Charles Kupchan
David Lampton
Sean McFate
Mohsen Milani
Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Nolan Peterson
Dennis Ross
Yasmin Sayed
Kori Schake
Lee Schneider
Charles Schudson
Thomas Shannon
Charles Shapiro
Suzanne Spaulding
Barbara Stephenson
Jeremi Suri
Aron Troen
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.