Garrett Nada is a senior program specialist at the U.S. Institute of Peace in the Center for Middle East & Africa. In this capacity, he writes, edits and researches for two ongoing projects. “The Islamists” website, a joint initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the U.S. Institute of Peace, surveys the rise of Islamist groups in the wake of the Arab uprisings. “The Iran Primer” website provides objective analysis on Iran’s politics, economy, military, foreign policy and nuclear program. Nada liaisons with contributors to the websites, coordinates with media partners and promotes new articles on social media. He co-authored a Peace Brief on challenges in the Middle East in 2013. Nada has field experience in the West Bank and Israel. In 2011, he taught English to Palestinian college and high school students through the Sharek Youth Forum in Ramallah and Nablus. During graduate school, he interned at the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Senate, Partners for Democratic Change and the Council for a Community of Democracies. Nada also conducted a field study of USAID’s impact in the Palestinian Territories.