Joshua Levkowitz is a program officer for Iraq at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Prior to joining USIP, Levkowitz worked as a research associate at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington D.C. He researched and wrote on the Arab Gulf region’s political economy, infrastructure and youth culture. He has also worked at the National Democratic Institute, the Middle East Institute and the Samir Kassir Center for Media and Cultural Freedom. Levkowitz has past experience as a researcher, teacher and journalist in East Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Colombia. He is proficient in Arabic.
Levkowitz holds amaster's in conflict management and international economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor's in international relations from Boston University.