May 8, 2019

Air Force One

NYU Washington, DC hosted an evening discussion featuring Senator Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Advisor, Matt Duss. At a time when traditional foreign policy issues are being rethought throughout the political spectrum, Duss is a leading voice articulating a progressive foreign policy vision - one that will shape the debate in 2020 and beyond. Drawing on his career at the Center for American Progress, the Foundation for Middle East Peace, and today with Sen. Sanders, Duss joined the NYU DC and Washington, DC communities to reflect on the past, present, and future of US foreign policy in the Middle East.

Serving as interlocutor for the conversation was NYU DC Faculty member Matthew Goldman, who currently teaches Politics of the Near & Middle East and whose class took part in the program for the evening.

Please note that this event may have been photographed.  

Matt Duss

Matt Duss

Matt Duss is Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Previously he served as the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. From 2008-2014 he was a national security and international policy analyst at the Center for American Progress.


Matthew Goldman

Matthew Goldman

Matthew Goldman holds a PhD from the University of Washington-Seattle and an MA from New York University in Near and Middle East Studies. His teaching and research subjects include land policies in the Middle East, forced migration, political psychology, political communication, US foreign policy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Turkish politics. His academic career has taken him from the woods of the Pacific Northwest to the lowlands of Scandinavia to the shores of the Bosphorus, with teaching and research engagements at the University of Washington-Tacoma, Lund University in Sweden, and Boğaziçi University in Turkey. In addition to his academic projects, he has been involved in civil society work on conflict resolution and human rights in the Middle East, including with the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated NGO Combatants for Peace.