Dr. J. Mac Skelton is Director at IRIS. Skelton is an anthropologist and Middle East analyst with field research and programmatic experience in Yemen, Lebanon, and Iraq. While at IRIS he has overseen research projects on conflict and stabilization funded by the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), among others. Skelton is a member of the Costs of War Project at Brown University. He holds an MA in Anthropology from the American University of Beirut and a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University.