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Gil Thompson

Office of Congressman Brad Schneider


Last updated: Jan 10, 2023

Gil Thompson is Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Congressman Schneider, where he focuses on Middle East policy. He completed his EU-funded doctorate in Germany with an ethnography of the European Border and Coast Guard in Lesbos, Greece. Gil speaks Hebrew fluently and German acceptably. He completed his Masters at ETH Zurich and his BA at St. Olaf College.

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