Alexander Schinis is co-editor of Muftah’s Israel/Palestine and Levant pages. Alexander cultivated his passion for the Arabic language and Middle Eastern affairs as an undergraduate student at Hunter College. Since 2008, he has lived in Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco, where his work included teaching English to Egyptian adults in Cairo and implementing programming for American scholarship students in Marrakech. Alexander developed a focus on Syria and Syrian-related issues while working with Physicians for Human Rights, where he assisted in analyzing and documenting evidence of war crimes occurring during the Syrian conflict.
Alexander is currently based in New York City and is pursuing his Master’s degree at the Kevorkian Center for Middle East Studies at New York University.