Wardah Khalid Writer, Speaker, and Analyst on Middle East policy and Islam in America

Wardah Khalid is a writer, speaker and analyst on Middle East policy and Islam in America. She most recently served as a Middle East policy analyst at the Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund, where she focuses on research, development, and presentation of non-violent policy solutions to counter the self-described Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as highlighting why U.S. militarism is undermining locally-led peacebuilding approaches in these countries and throughout the region.

Prior to joining FCNL, Wardah worked as a CVE consultant in Houston, focusing on creating a community plan to counter violent extremism in the local Muslim American community.

Wardah is also the author of the "Young American Muslim" blog for the Houston Chronicle and holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

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