The Honorable Robert Wexler is president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace. He served as a Democratic Member of Congress for seven terms, representing Florida’s 19th district in the U.S. House of Representatives before retiring in 2010 to lead the Center. He has been named to Congressional Quarterly’s list of the “50 Most Effective Legislators in Congress” and the “Forward 50” list of the most influential leaders in the American Jewish community. In Congress, he served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and as a member of the Middle East Subcommittee. He has traveled on numerous congressional delegations to the Middle East and has met with the leaders of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he advised then-Senator Barack Obama on issues related to Israel and the Middle East. Wexler was a member of President Obama’s National Security Advisory Committee for the 2012 re-election campaign and served on the Platform Drafting Committee for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the German Marshall Fund, the National Advisory Council of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. He holds a B.A. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from George Washington University.