Marwan Muasher served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson from 2010 – 2011. Muasher is a prominent Jordanian diplomat and politician who has been involved in Middle East peace efforts for the past 20 years. He served in a variety of posts in the Jordanian government including as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister in charge of reform and government performance. He was the first Jordanian Ambassador to Israel and also served as Ambassador to the United States during which time he negotiated the first free trade agreement between the US and an Arab nation. Mr. Muasher was also the Senior Vice President of External Affairs at the World Bank from 2007-2010, and he is currently the Vice President for Studies of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Mr. Muasher’s memoir “The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation” traces the negotiations among Israel, the Palestinians, the Arab states, and the outside world from 1991 to 2004.