Andrew Doran served on the executive secretariat of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO at the U.S. Department of State. He has worked as a business and management consultant for the U.S. Department of State. He writes variously about U.S. foreign policy, with a particular focus on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, where he has traveled widely. He has met with Senators, Hill staffers, non-governmental organizations, and human rights activists from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to advocate for the rights of religious minorities, especially the ancient Christian communities of Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. He is an attorney and armed forces veteran, and lives in metropolitan Washington, D.C.