Adam Simpson 2 (Future Left)

Adam Simpson

Adam Simpson, the Founder and Director of Future Left, and Program Associate for The Next System Project

Originally from the Democratic People’s Republic of Texas, Adam completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis before traveling on to Egypt to get his Master’s Degree from the American University in Cairo. He is now based in Washington, DC.

When he’s not grinding his teeth at the day’s news, he currently works at the Atlantic Council as a Program Assistant for the Middle East Strategy Task Force. Prior to joining the Council, he interned at the American Task Force on Palestine and Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain.

At Future LeftAdam directs content for the Global Conflict and Development and Disruptive Technology beats. His professional background revolves around Middle East politics. He is also co-host of the Future Left Podcast. He’s been published in The Daily Beast, The National, The Yemen Times, and others.

You can follow his caffeine addled musings on Twitter and review his credentials on LinkedIn, and contact him directly at

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