Hady Amr currently serves as the Special Representative for Palestinian Affairs within the Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Prior to this position, Special Representative Amr served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs from January 2021 to November 2022, and previously served at the State Department from 2013-2017 on Secretary of State John Kerry’s team working on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. From 2010-2013, he served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Middle East at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where he helped coordinate numerous assistance programs across the region during the Arab uprisings. He also previously held positions at the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. During his career, he worked for or advised various international organizations including the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Immediately prior to January 2021, he was a scholar with both the Brookings Institution and the Center for a New American Security where he focused on U.S. foreign policy across the Middle East and on human development in the region. He earned a Master’s degree in economics and international affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University.