Middle East and North Africa Experts
Co-Founder, Aie Serve
Abbas Sibai is from Beirut Lebanon, part of Leaders of Democracy Fellows Program at Maxwell School, Syracuse University NY. He is passionate about creating new initiatives related to active youth participation, environment and health issues. Lately he developed "Live Love Beirut" a crowd source platform for youth mobilization in Lebanon. He is also Program Manager and Communications cons...
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Kent State University
Joshua Stacher is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kent State University. He is the author of Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt & Syria (Stanford UP, 2012). He is a regular contributor and on the editorial board of MERIP's influential Middle East Report. Stacher has made media appearances and written commentary for NPR, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, Foreign Affairs, Jadal...
Senior Fellow, Harriman Institute
Ph.D. Candidate, Jacobs University Bremen
Craig P Taylor is a PhD student and research assistant at the Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen (University of the German Federal Armed Forces, Munich) researching Israeli aid to sub-Saharan Africa between 1955 and 1974. Educated at the University of London where he gained a BA in Modern and Contemporary History and Jacobs Universty Bremen where he completed a MA in Modern Global History and sp...
Former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History, University of Virginia and Senior J.R. Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace (2007-08)
I am a specialist in 20th-century Middle Eastern history, with a broad interest in how foreign inter¬vention has influenced political development there. My first book, Colonial Citizens, examined France's experiment in building constitutional republics in Syria and Lebanon under conditions of foreign occupation, the political institutions and rights of citizenship forged under the peculiar con...
President, Intercultura Foundation; Former Italian Ambassador to India, 2008-2010; Former Italian Ambassador to Iran, 2003-2008
Author; Former Chief Correspondent, New York Times
Staff Writer for the Middle East, diplomacy, and national security, The Washington Post