Middle East and North Africa Experts
Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor at The Washington Post
Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor. He was The Washington Post’s national editor and has served as an assistant managing editor. He was bureau chief in Baghdad for the first two years of the Iraq war. He also has been a correspondent in Cairo and Southeast Asia. He is the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a best-selling acco...
Professor of Politics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; Visiting Professor in Modern Turkish Studies, Princeton University
Professor of History at the University of Arizona, Tucson
Clancy-Smith spent 2009-2010 at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, in Princeton.She contributed a pamphlet and book chapter to the AHA series in women, gender, and comparative history: Exemplary Women and Sacred Journeys: Women and Gender in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from Late Antiquity to the Eve of Modernity (American Historical Association/University of Illinois...
Senior Research Scholar, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland
Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Dr. Colgan completed his PhD at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Previously, he was a Canada-US Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley, where he earned a Master’s in Public Policy. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics (specializing in nuclear physics) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. In the past...
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
My scholarly work has been about the complicated consequences of conflict. My first book, Palestinian Village Histories, focuses on memory and history among Palestinians made refugees in the course of the 1948 War and the creation of Israel. I collected and examined over 120 village books published by Palestinians about their villages that were destroyed, which I combined with interviews and...
Associate Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut.
Paul du Quenoy is Associate Professor of History at the American University of Beirut, where he specializes in Russian and European History and also teaches Fine Arts courses. Professor du Quenoy is also a professional music critic with byline filed from the great theatrical capitals of the world and a frequent lecturer for the travel and tourism industry.
Professor of Anthropology, American University in Cairo
During three decades of work on North Africa and the Middle East-–as university professor, human rights researcher, consultant for international organizations, and independent academic researcher–-I have specialized in anthropological theory (exploring the implications of encounters between people from different communities and the complexities of the notion of "culture"), human rights...
Middle East Program Visiting Arab Journalist
Journalist, Al-Hayat Newspaper, Beirut Regional Office
ExpertiseRadical Muslims in Lebanon (both the Palestinian refugee camps and the north) and in Jordan; American detention camps in Iraq; Tehran, Iran