Family and Education
Shapiro was born in Champaign, Illinois, one of four children of novelist Elizabeth Klein Shapiro and University of Illinois English professor emeritus Michael Shapiro. He went to Westview Elementary and Edison Middle school in Champaign, and graduated from the University Laboratory High School of Urbana, Illinois in 1986. He first entered Washington University, spending his sophomore year in Israel, and then transferred to Brandeis University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in 1991 in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Two years later he got a master's degree in Middle Eastern Politics from Harvard University.
Shapiro speaks both Hebrew and Arabic.
Shapiro is married to Julie Fisher. The couple has three children. They are members of the Conservative Jewish Adas Israel Congregation in Washington.
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