Saudi Arabia appoints Fahad Nazer as new spokesman
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Appoints Fahad Nazer as Official Spokesperson
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., has appointed Mr. Fahad Nazer as its new Official Spokesperson.
Nazer replaces Ms. Fatimah Baeshen, who served in the role since September 2017. She is now pivoting to academia and back to her field of socioeconomic development work.
Before his appointment, Nazer was an International Fellow at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, where he provided expertise on political, social, and economic developments in Saudi Arabia, and on the threat posed by extremist groups on the Arabian Peninsula.
“We are pleased to welcome Fahad as Spokesperson for the Embassy in Washington, D.C. His vast knowledge of Saudi Arabia’s political and socio-economic landscapes will undoubtedly help him to tell the story of the Kingdom in the United States,” said His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States. “We are immensely grateful to Fatimah Baeshen for the tremendous service she provided on behalf of the Kingdom, and we wish her luck in her next endeavors. I am confident Fahad will continue her excellent work, and that his expertise and insights will greatly contribute to the team here in Washington and its core objective of strengthening Saudi-U.S. relations.”
An experienced political analyst, Nazer has held positions with JTG, Inc., Array Information Technology, Inc., and the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. He previously served as a political consultant to the Embassy.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Kingdom as spokesperson for the Embassy,” Nazer said. “Through his leadership, Ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman has built an exceptionally talented team with a determination and vigor reflective of the Saudi people. I look forward to working within the team to build greater understanding, and deepen the cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America.”
Nazer earned a B.A. in political science from New York University and an M.A in political science from Saint John’s University in New York. He has also completed the credit and examination requirements of the PhD program in political science at the Catholic University of America in Washington. He has been a frequent columnist for the daily newspaper Arab News. His work also has been published in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, CNN, Foreign Policy, YaleGlobal Online, The National Interest, and Newsweek.
The official Embassy spokesperson’s Twitter handle is (@KSAEmbassySpox)
Fahad Nazer’s official Bio:
Fahad Nazer was appointed spokesperson for the Embassy of Saudi Arabia to the United States on January 18th, 2019.
An International Fellow at the National Council on US Arab Relations, Nazer is an experienced political analyst with recognized expertise on political, social, and economic developments in Saudi Arabia. He also examines militant groups operating on the Arabian Peninsula and throughout the surrounding region.
Nazer is a frequent columnist for the daily newspaper Arab News, and his publications have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, CNN, Foreign Policy, YaleGlobal Online, The National Interest, and Newsweek.
Prior to his appointment as Embassy spokesperson, Nazer served as a political analyst for JTG, Inc. and a terrorism analyst at Array Information Technology Inc. He is a former non-resident fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Nazer also previously served as a political consultant for the Embassy.
Nazer earned his BA in political science from New York University and an M.A in political science from Saint John’s University in New York City. He has also completed the credit and examination requirements of the PhD program in political Science at the Catholic University of America in Washington.
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