Haim Malka

Haim is a strategic thinker who brings nearly 20 years of creative problem-solving to complex global challenges. He is committed to creating diverse coalitions of stakeholders to address protracted issues. Haim is fascinated by the intersection of multilayered trends and how shifting cultural forces shape identities and political debates. 

Prior to joining MG, Haim served as a senior fellow and deputy director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C., and as a researcher at the Brookings Institution. At CSIS, Haim led the Center’s cutting edge work on the North African Maghreb, and he built a community of government, private sector and NGO stakeholders with interests in the region. His most recent study examined how debates over religion shape politics in Africa. He also has a deep interest in migration and the intersection between population flows, climate change and conflict.

Haim is an accomplished author, speaker and cross-cultural communicator. He has published dozens of journal articles, book chapters and op-eds; testified before Congress; and lectured widely to government, academic and private audiences. 

Before entering international policy, Haim spent six years living in Jerusalem, where he worked as a television news producer covering breaking news in the Middle East and pitching feature stories on culture and religion. He earned a B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York.

Haim is based in MG’s Washington, D.C., office.