Ely Sandler (Cambridge, MA) is a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and senior advisor to the World Bank. Ely’s background is in finance, having worked at Morgan Stanley across investment banking, capital markets, and senior management. Ely also has extensive experience in Track II diplomacy, using cooperation on issues such as climate change to build links in the Middle East. He has worked in Jordan, Palestine, Israel, and other Middle Eastern countries, and has led private sector infrastructure projects in solar, agriculture, and water technology. Ely is also a founding Board Member of 50:50 Startups, the non-profit tech accelerator for Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs. Ely graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford with a first-class degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard, where he was awarded a distinction for his thesis.