Expertise: U.S. foreign policy, national security, Middle East policy, U.S. foreign assistance, foreign affairs and defense budget, legislative and executive processes
Mara Rudman is the executive vice president for policy at American Progress, where she works with policy teams to create smart strategies and find the path to turn ideas into action and action into results. She served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations.
Rudman was most recently senior vice president for policy/projects at Business Executives for National Security, and led Quorum Strategies, a geopolitical strategic advisory firm. Her government positions have included serving as deputy assistant to the president for national security affairs in the Obama and Clinton administrations, deputy envoy and chief of staff for the Office of the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace at the U.S. Department of State, and assistant administrator for the Middle East at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Rudman is an American Progress veteran. From 2004 to 2009, she worked as the senior vice president for Strategic Planning and then was a senior fellow and founder of Middle East Progress. She also is a faculty fellow at Georgetown University. Earlier in her career, she was chief counsel to the House Foreign Affairs Committee; she started her career working for her hometown member of Congress.
Rudman has been a guest on numerous TV and radio shows and has written for and been quoted in various print publications. She received her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a law degree from Harvard Law School.
By Mara Rudman
|The Middle East Peace Process: An Analysis From Former U.S. Negotiators||Center for American Progress||April 27, 2020|
|A Practical Plan on the Israeli-Palestinian Front||Center for American Progress||December 21, 2016|
|Post-Annapolis: U.S. Needs a Comprehensive Strategy||Center for American Progress||April 11, 2008|
|Facing Extremism||Center for American Progress||March 18, 2008|
|Making Annapolis Work: Middle East Summit Requires Follow Up||Center for American Progress||November 26, 2007|
|Ten Questions for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the Middle East||Center for American Progress||October 23, 2007|
|Learning from the Israel-Hizbullah War||Center for American Progress||July 13, 2007|
|Averting a Deeper Crisis in the Middle East||Center for American Progress||June 15, 2007|
|U.S. Must Lead for Middle East Progress||Center for American Progress||May 28, 2007|
|Need for Active U.S. Role in Middle East||Center for American Progress||May 21, 2007|
|Congressional War Powers: Too Many Options to Forget||Center for American Progress||March 7, 2007|
|Professionalism vs. Patriotism||Center for American Progress||October 9, 2006|
|No Mere Oversight||Center for American Progress||June 13, 2006|
|Vote Reaffirms Need for America To Invest in Democracy||Center for American Progress||February 6, 2006|
|Israel’s Heir Apparent||Center for American Progress||January 13, 2006|
|A Light Unto the Nations||Center for American Progress||September 2, 2005|
|Window of Opportunity||Center for American Progress||January 14, 2005|
|Missing the Mark on the Largest Voting Bloc||Center for American Progress||October 19, 2004|