Hoda Elshishtawy

National Policy Analyst

Hoda Elshishtawy is MPAC's National Policy Analyst. Hoda has written and spoken on subjects ranging from international religious freedom and national security to free expression and bullying. She has been featured on BBC, Al Hurra TV, Fox News, Voice of America and C-SPAN. Hoda was a speaker at the U.S. Institute for Peace panel discussion “Religion, Violence and Coexistence”.  Hoda writes frequently on issues that affect Americans both domestically and internationally, with a particular emphasis on those issues that impact American Muslims. Hoda also has experience in dialogue development groups, interfaith activities and conflict resolution.  

Hoda has a B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University with a concentration on international affairs and the Middle East and a master’s in Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs focusing on Islam, ethics and conflict resolution from American University’s School of International Service.

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