Dr. Grace Wermenbol is a Middle East Director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She is also a Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute. The Middle East Policy Council listed her in their 40 Under 40 awards for influential Middle East experts in 2023.
Dr. Wermenbol previously lectured at the University of Oxford, where she taught on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and was a researcher at Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. She is the author of A Tale of Two Narratives (Cambridge University Press, 2021), a study of Israeli and Palestinian societies in the post-Oslo era, and a co-author of IISS’ 2020 and 2021 Armed Conflict Survey (Routledge). She received her DPhil and master’s from the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College.
Dr. Wermenbol has published with leading international think tanks, including the Atlantic Council, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and she has briefed intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations. Her commentary has appeared in the Washington Post, Voice of America, France 24, BBC, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, among other prominent media outlets.
Areas of expertise: US-Middle East Strategy and Policy, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Israeli Foreign Policy, National Security, Arab-Israeli Relations