Fishbein, Ph.D., received his doctorate, with distinction, in
International Relations/Middle East Studies from The Johns Hopkins
University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He
was a recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships for Middle East Study
at St. Antony's College, Oxford University and the School of
Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Currently, Dr. Fishbein is President of Fishbein Associates Inc., a
public-policy consulting firm based in Potomac, Maryland. Dr.
Fishbein is a former Professional Staff Member of both the US
Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and the US Senate
Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as the
former Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to Senator
Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI). During his years of service on the staff of the
Senate Appropriations Committee, Dr. Fishbein conceived of
and authored numerous programs and initiatives in support of US
national security interests in the Middle East. He was the author
of the first sanctions bill targeting the regime of Saddam Hussein
ten months before the Iraqi leader invaded Kuwait.