Edward P. Joseph

Edward is a third generation, lifelong member of Washington Hebrew Congregation. His wife, Iva, is also an active Temple member; and their two children attend the Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center.

Edward is Executive Director of the Institute of Current World Affairs, a nonprofit foundation established in 1925 to identify promising young Americans and send them on two-year immersion fellowships overseas. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia, a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.A. from the JHU School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he serves on the its Board of Advisors and teaches conflict management. Edward is a foreign policy specialist and field practitioner who, for more than a dozen years, has served in conflict areas including the Balkans, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Haiti. His service also included U.S. Army deployment to Bosnia. Edward writes, speaks and provides television commentary on foreign affairs and has been published in most major media outlets.

He has visited Israel four times, most recently this past December with Iva and their children. They live in Bethesda and look forward each year to Mitzvah Day.