Tamar Friedman Wilson is an Associate Scholar in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East. Her research focuses on electoral politics in the Middle East. She is currently working as the Marketing Associate at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. Tamar is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. She completed her senior thesis under the direction of Dr. Brendan O’Leary entitled “Negotiating Identities: The Strategic Adoption of Gender Quotas but not Ethnic Quotas in Post-Conflict Iraq and Afghanistan.” Tamar has previously interned at the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Nkaikela Youth Group (an NGO in Botswana that focuses on HIV prevention), and at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. She has spent time living and studying abroad, and is proficient in varying degrees in Hebrew and Arabic.