Judy Barsalou joined the US Institute for Peace "in 2000 as the director of the Grant Program. Previously a program officer at the Jerusalem Fund, Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, Barsalou has over two decades of experience researching and working on issues related to the Middle East. In 1996–99, she served as executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project, which publishes the Middle East Report. In 1992–95, Barsalou was director of academic programs at the Institute of Government Affairs, University of California at Davis, and also served as principal negotiator for the university's office of research in 1991–92. As a program officer with the Ford Foundation for eight years, first in its New York headquarters, then in its Cairo office, Barsalou developed, monitored, and evaluated grants supporting research, training, and institutional development in international relations, human rights, economics, governance, and public policy. She founded and managed the foundation's Middle East Research Competition, a regional social science competition that provides research funding to non-Western-trained scholars. Barsalou holds a Ph.D. in comparative politics and a Middle East Institute certificate from Columbia University." 
Resources and articles
- Judy Barsalou, USIP, accessed July 16, 2007.