Director, Center for Jewish Civilization; Andrew Siegal Visiting Professor
Jonathan Lincoln is the interim Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization. Prior to joining the CJC he worked with the United Nations in a variety of capacities since 2005. Most recently, Jonathan served as the Senior Coordination Officer for the United Nations Special Coordinator’s Office (UNSCO) based in Jerusalem working on the coordination of UN and international development assistance to Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Previously, from 2012 until 2017, he was a Senior Political Affairs Officer at the UN's Department of Political Affairs in New York where he covered political developments in North Africa and supported UN interventions in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara. Prior to that he was a Political Affairs officer based primarily in Juba, South Sudan (2010 through 2012), supporting the UN’s engagement in the African Union led negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan. Jonathan also previously worked with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Crisis Group. He holds a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from SOAS at the University of London and a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.