Alejandro J. Beutel is an ISPU Fellow and independent research consultant, where he specializes in the study and analysis of American Muslim civic engagement, combating hate and extremism in the United States, and domestic countering violent extremism. In 2014 he was ISPU’s Policy and Research Engagement Fellow. In this capacity, he conducted outreach and built strategic relations with various non-government organizations and U.S. federal agencies in Washington, D.C. He also served as Co-Principal Investigator and Project Manager of ISPU’s Islamophobia/2050 Study, a research initiative that empirically analyzed anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States and provided actionable solutions to effectively combat it. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Government and Policy Analyst at the Washington, D.C. office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council where he built strategic relationships with government agencies and authored several policy and issue publications in areas such as national security, immigration reform, and religious liberty.
BS, International Relations and Diplomacy, Seton Hall University; MPP, University of Maryland–College Park