Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.
Elliott Abrams is Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. He served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House.
Mr. Abrams was educated at Harvard College (B.A. 1969), the London School of Economics (M.Sc. Econ. 1970) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1973). He served in the State Department during all eight years of the Reagan administration, and in 1988 received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award from Secretary George P. Shultz for his work in the Department.
He teaches U.S. foreign policy at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and is a member of the board of the US National Endowment for Democracy and the advisory board of NGO Monitor.