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Senior Researcher (MENA/DISINFO)



As part of the executive leadership team, Mr. James Hawthorne delivers operations, research, and linguistics support, in addition to providing investigative expertise for AM’s program delivery.

Mr. Hawthorne brings broad knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to AM’s work at the crossroads of operations, human/social research and risk management. His research has focused on the MENA region with a speciality in understanding violent extremist ideology and its impact on security policy.

Prior to working at AM, he worked as a paralegal, research assistant, and rowing coach. Mr. Hawthorne holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, with a concentration in Security, from George Washington University’s Elliott School.