Stefanie Hausheer Ali is the Deputy Director of the Economic & Human Development Initiative for Middle East Programs; she joined the Atlantic Council in 2013. She is the project manager for the Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative and also leads a wide range of development, publications, and special events projects for the Council’s Middle East Programs. Her past work at the Council includes serving as project manager for the Middle East Strategy Task Force co-chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley as well as serving as project manager for the Task Force on the Future of Iraq chaired by Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
Ali was formerly a research fellow with the King Salman Center for Innovative Government in Riyadh and a graduate research assistant at George Washington University’s Institute for Middle East Studies. She holds a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Italian studies from Saint Louis University. Ali is proficient in Arabic and Italian.