Seth Binder

Director of Advocacy


Arab Politics · Arms Sales · Authoritarianism · Democratization · Human Rights · National Security · Security Assistance · U.S. Foreign Aid · U.S. Foreign Policy

Seth Binder is the Director of Advocacy at MEDC. From 2018 to 2023, Seth was at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), where he first served as POMED’s advocacy officer and then Director of Advocacy. Prior to that he was the program manager and research associate at the Center for International Policy’s Security Assistance Monitor program, where he focused on U.S. security assistance and arms sales policy. Among others, he has authored articles and publications on U.S. security assistance to Palestine, Yemen, and Tunisia and has been quoted in numerous outlets including the Guardian, Washington Post, Associated Press, Vox, TIME, Al-Jazeera, and Foreign Policy. He is the co-author of Mohammed VI’s Strategies for Moroccan Economic Development (Routledge Press, 2020) and “The Moroccan Spring and King Mohammed VI’s Economic Policy Agenda: Evaluating the First Dozen Years,” a chapter in The Birth of the Arab Citizen and the Changing of the Middle East. Seth received his B.A. in History from Oberlin College and M.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs where he received certificates in Advanced Study in Middle Eastern Affairs and International Counterterrorism.

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