Simone Lipkind

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Simone Lipkind

Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies

Simone Lipkind is a research associate for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Before joining CFR, she was a Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) intern with the State Department's Palestinian Affairs Unit. She holds a bachelor's degree in both Arabic and international relations from Tufts University.

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