Mary Casey-Baker is the director of publications and digital media at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Prior to joining AGSIW, she was the assistant director of public affairs at the Project on Middle East Political Science at the George Washington University, assistant editor of the Monkey Cage blog for The Washington Post, assistant editor of Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel, and editor of FP’s Middle East Daily Brief. She studied Arabic at the George Washington University, where she also earned a Master of Arts in international development studies and conflict resolution. She additionally received a Bachelor of Music from James Madison University with a minor in Spanish. Previously, Casey-Baker worked as an audio mixer at Henninger Media Services where her credits include the Academy Award-nominated documentary “WAR/DANCE” as well as programming for the History Channel, National Geographic Channel, and Discovery Channel.