Katherine Wolff is assistant director for the Middle East Peace and Security Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Previously, she worked with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, where she focused on the political transitions in North Africa. In May 2015, she completed her BA in Public and International Affairs with a minor in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Before joining the Council full-time, she also worked as an intern with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. Katherine has also lived in Morocco and traveled to Tunisia, where she completed research for her undergraduate thesis. Katherine’s research focuses include the economic transformation plans in the Arab Gulf, security challenges in North Africa, and US-Gulf security cooperation.