January 11, 2017

Anna Viden and Laura Zier-Ehrlich Joins Middle East Center

Dr. Anna Viden joined the Middle East Center as Program Coordinator in January 2017. She has previously held positions as Lecturer at the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania and as Assistant Professor in International Studies at Charles University in Prague. Dr. Viden received her PhD in history at Sciences Po, Paris. Her research deals with U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East with a specific focus on US-Saudi relations.

Laura Zier-Ehrlich joined the Middle East Center as Outreach Assistant in January 2017. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Modern Middle East Studies and Political Science. Prior to transferring to the University of Pennsylvania, Laura spent time working as a human resources manager for an investment firm and was the co-founder of a gourmet cupcake catering business.