Simon Henderson

Simon Henderson

Baker fellow and Director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program | The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf. A former journalist with Financial Times, he became an associate of the Institute in 1999 and joined the staff in 2006. He started his career with the British Broadcasting Corporation before joining the Financial Times. His experience includes serving as a foreign correspondent in Pakistan in 1977-78, and reporting from Iran during the 1979 Islamic revolution and seizure of the U.S. embassy.

Mr. Henderson writes on the internal political dynamics of the Gulf states, energy developments in the Gulf and eastern Mediterranean, and nuclear programs in the region.

In 1987, Mr. Henderson received a U.S. International Visitors Grant, and in 1990 was awarded the Dayan Fellowship at Tel Aviv University. He was a visiting fellow at The Washington Institute in 1993 and 2000. He has an MBA from the City University Business School in London, and a BA from Nottingham University, UK.

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