Dr. James Zogby
Dr. James J. Zogby is Managing Director of Zogby Research Services, LLC (ZRS), specializing in research and communications. He is the author of Arab Voices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and the founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, D.C.-based organization, which serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community.
During his four decade long career, Zogby also co-founded and directed the Palestine Human Rights Campaign, The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and Save Lebanon, Inc.
In 1993, he was asked by Vice President Al Gore to lead Builders for Peace, a private sector committee to promote U.S. business investment in the West Bank and Gaza. In this capacity, Zogby worked with a number of U.S. agencies to promote and support Palestinian economic development, including AID, OPIC, USTDA, and the Departments of State and Commerce.
Dr. Zogby has been personally active in U.S. politics for many years, he currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is Co-Chair of the DNC’s Resolutions Committee.
A lecturer and scholar on Middle East issues, U.S.-Arab relations, and the history of the Arab American community, he has an extensive media profile in the United States and across the Arab World. Since 1992, Dr. Zogby has written Washington Watch, a weekly column on U.S. politics that is currently published in 14 Arab and South Asian countries.
In addition to Arab Voices, he has authored a number of other books including What Ethnic Americans Really Think and What Arabs Think: Values, Beliefs and Concerns, based on polling he conducted together with his brother John Zogby.
In 1975, Dr. Zogby received his doctorate from Temple University’s Department of Religion, where he studied under the Islamic scholar Dr. Ismail al-Faruqi. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow at Princeton University. He is the recipient of a number of honorary degrees and teaching fellowships.
Elizabeth Zogby is the Senior Research Analyst and Writer for ZRS and oversees the writing, editing and research of ZRS polls. For two decades she has conducted market research, data analyses, and competitive analyses, and written technical reports for clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including McGraw-Hill, Zogby International, the DC Truancy Task Force, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 3rd Grade Reading Campaign. She holds an MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Virginia.
Sarah Zogby is the Creative Director at ZRS, managing the design and production of publications and presentations for ZRS clients and their opinion polls. She is also the Creative Director at the American Council on Education and has worked with design and production firms, publishers, educational content developers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations for over 15 years. Some of the clients she has worked with include BIO Ventures for Global Health, Brookes Publishing, Grow Network/McGraw-Hill, Virginia League of Conservation Voters, and the Arab American Institute. She holds an MA in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore and a BA from Davidson College.