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Judith Kipper

Director, Middle East Program at Institute of World Affairs

Ms. Kipper is an internationally recognized Middle East specialist. She is currently Director, Middle East Programs at the Institute of World Affairs in Washington DC. Previously, Ms. Kipper was Director of the Middle East Forum and the Energy Security Group at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a long time consultant to ABC News. Ms. Kipper has testified before U.S. Senate and House committees on Middle East issues. She speaks frequently in the United States and abroad. She was an assistant to Walter Cronkite at CBS News and was an adviser on “Sadat’s Ancient Egypt”, a CBS documentary with Mr. Cronkite. She worked for several years in France on international issues, the transatlantic relationship, and the Soviet Union.