AM Candidate in Regional Studies—Middle East
Jacob Ellis is a first-year AM student in Middle Eastern Studies. He graduated cum laude from Hunter College, studying Photography, Arabic, Philosophy, and Political Science as part of the Thomas Hunter Honors Program. Jacob is a dual American-Israeli citizen, and served in the Israel Defense Forces from 2012-2015. He is fluent in Hebrew, and has been studying Arabic for three years at Hunter College, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as during his travels throughout Israel, Palestine, Egypt, and Morocco. Jacob is planning to spend his time at CMES focusing on several topics within the broad Israeli-Palestinian conflict.