Michael David Lukas is Program Coordinator at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, helping to manage the J. Christopher Stevens Global Ambassadors Project. An experienced program manager, as well as a former Fulbright Scholar to Turkey and Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Tunisia, he earned a BA in Comparative Literature at Brown University and an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland. In addition to his work at CMES, he’s also a fiction writer. His first book, The Oracle of Stamboul, was published in 2011 and his second, a multigenerational novel about the Jews of Cairo, was recently accepted for publication.


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