SINGH Michael

Function : Managing Director and Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute

Twitter: @MichaelSinghDC

Defence and Security Committee, Saturday 12 October



Michael Singh is managing director and senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.  

Mr. Singh was senior director for Middle East Affairs at the White House from 2007-2008, and a director on the NSC staff from 2005-2007.  Earlier, he served as special assistant to Secretaries of State Powell and Rice, and at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv.  He co-chaired Mitt Romney’s State Department transition team in 2012, and served as Middle East advisor to the Romney campaign.  

Mr. Singh has been an adjunct fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and an economics instructor at Harvard College.  His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, International Security, and elsewhere, and he has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and other outlets.  Mr. Singh earned his bachelor’s degree in economics summa cum laude from Princeton University and an MBA with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School.

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