Nathan J. Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, is a distinguished scholar and author of six well-received books on Arab politics. Brown brings his special expertise on Islamist movements, Palestinian politics, and Arab law and constitutionalism to the Endowment. Brown’s latest book When Victory Is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics was published by Cornell University Press in early 2012. His current work focuses on Islamist movements and their role in politics in the Arab world.