Dr. James Zogby serves as the President of the Arab American Institute in Washington, D.C. He co-founded the organization in 1985 and has been involved in a full range of Arab American issues for over two decades. He also co-founded the Palestine Human Rights Campaign in the late 1970s, and later co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee. He serves on the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Committee as well as on the Council on Foreign Relations. He hosts a weekly television show called “Viewpoint with James Zogby” and writes a weekly newspaper column, “Washington Watch.”
Zogby received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Le Moyne College, which subsequently awarded him an honorary doctorate and named him outstanding alumnus, and he received his doctorate in 1975 from Temple University’s Department of Religion. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow at Princeton University in 1976, and was awarded research and writing grants from such prestigious organizations as the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Defense Education Act.
Dr. Zogby is the author of a number of books which include What Ethnic Americans Really Think and What Arabs Think: Values, Beliefs and Concerns.