Research & Education

The Philos Project’s R&E department provides educational resources that underpin the intellectual substance of our work. Our R&E team offers nuanced and compelling content uniquely driven by the Hebraic tradition and its application to the problems of Near East politics and society. Our resources seek to equip the next generation of Christian leaders to engage in the Near East and to develop a greater understanding of the text, values and tradition that drives their faith.

Ashley Muse is the Research & Education Director of The Philos Project. She received her BA from the University of Florida, where she studied international relations. In the fall of 2016, Ashley moved to Washington, DC to pursue an MA in US Foreign Policy & National Security at American University’s School of International Service. There, she focused her studies on the Near East and completed her practicum on cooperation and peace building between Israelis and Palestinians. Ashley is also an alumna of the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute and a member of the Philos DC chapter.


Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate is your point of entry to our uniquely-curated hub of the best Philos and non-Philos content related to the Near East. Jaffa Gate will serve as a one-stop shop for anyone interested in recent news and deep trends in the region! 

Philos Primers

Philos Primers are brief studies on key topics that go to the heart of our mission to promote positive Christian engagement in the Near East. 

Center for Hebraic Thought

The CHT is a hub and community for research, resources, and conversations about biblical literacy and the intellectual world of the Bible.  

Media Products

Seeking to remedy the lack of knowledge about Hebraic tradition and other key issues related to the Near East, Philos produces quality educational content with nuanced history and analysis from some of the world’s leading experts in their field.  

Research Fellows

Philos research fellows work on country-specific research projects to educate policymakers, peer NGO leaders, and the general public about issues and trends in the Near East that are currently absent in public discourse. 


Surveys and Reports

The Philos Project partners with leading polling centers and organizations to conduct surveys and reports that shed light on current and emerging trends on issues related to our work. 


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