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  • Writer and Journalist; New York Times Contributor
    Writer and journalist, Roya Hakakian works in film and print. Her reportage has been featured on network television, including cbs 60 minutes. Her opinions and essays appear in time, the New York Times, and the NPR’s weekend edition among others. She also serves on the editorial board of World Affairs. Her poetry in Persian has been translated and appear in anthologies, including the Pen ant...
  • Senior Research Fellow Emeritus, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
    Bernard Hourcade is a geographer, Senior Research Fellow, emeritus at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris).In Tehran he was Director of the Institut Français de Recherche en Iran IFRI (1978-1993), and later in Paris founder and director of the research center Monde iranien (1993-2003). Bernard Hourcade conducted numerous field researches with Iranian scholars about the social...
  • Visiting Research Professor, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore; Former Minister for Women’s Affairs (January to December 2011), Government of Tunisia
    Lilia Labidi, an anthropologist and psychologist, is the author of many publications on the Arab world, treating subjects such as the history of the feminist movement, psychology and sexuality, the construction of identity, attitudes towards death, among others.  She has also organized a number of national and international conferences and exhibitions on gender issues. She has been profe...
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Historian, analyst, negotiator, and former advisor to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State on Arab-Israeli negotiations, 1978-2003.
    Aaron David Miller is currently the Vice President for New Initiatives and a Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Between 2006 and 2008, he was a Public Policy Scholar when he wrote his fourth book The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace (Bantam, 2008). His other books include The Arab States and the Palestine Questi...
  • Advisor to the former Prime Minister, Lebanon
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
    Daniel Neep is Assistant Professor in political science at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.Neep's main field of expertise is the politics of modern Syria. He is the author of 'Occupying Syria under the French Mandate: Space, Insurgency and State Formation' (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and is currently conducting new...
  • Middle East Specialist and Former Washington Post Correspondent
    David B. Ottaway received a BA from Harvard, magna cum laude, in 1962 and a PhD from Columbia University in 1972. He worked 35 years for The Washington Post as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe and later as a national security and investigative reporter in Washington before retiring in 2006. He has won numerous awards for his reporting at home and abroad and wa...
  • Former Senior Research Associate and Head of the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Marina Ottaway is a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a long-time analyst of political transformations in Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East. She is working on a project at the Wilson Center about the countries of the Arab Spring and Iraq. Ottaway joined the Wilson Center after 14 years at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, during which she played a central role in...
  • Middle East Bureau Chief, The Economist

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