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Former Correspondent in Vienna for Agence France-Presse News Agency
An American who has worked for Agence France-Presse news agency since 1980 with postings in Paris, Bangkok, Kuwait, Sarajevo, Bonn, Berlin and Vienna, Adler covered the uprising in Burma in 1988, the reconstruction of Kuwait after the first Gulf War, the war in Bosnia, the moving of the German capital from Bonn to Berlin and the fall of Mobutu in Zaire. He is currently a Public Policy Scholar at t...
Contributing Writer for Al-Monitol, Israel Pulse; Documentary Filmmaker
Shlomi Eldar is a contributing writer for Al-Monitor’s Israel Pulse. For the past two decades, he has covered the Palestinian Authority and especially the Gaza Strip for Israel’s Channels 1 and 10, and has reported on the emergence of Hamas. In 2007, he was awarded the Sokolov Prize, Israel’s most important media award, for this work. He has published two books: Eyeless in Gaza (...
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 of Women’s Affairs in the Provisional Government of Tunisia
Lilia Labidi, a Tunisian anthropologist and psychologist, has been professor at the University of Tunis and co-founder of the Association of Tunisian Women for Research  and Development  (AFTURD) and the Tunisian Association for Health Psychology.  She is the author of many publications on the Arab world, treating subjects such as the feminist movement, the construction of identity,...
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...
Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo
Staff Writer for the Middle East, diplomacy, and national security, The Washington Post
Professor of Communication, University of Haifa, Israel.
Gabriel Weimann is a Full Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication at Haifa University, Israel.  His research interests include the study of media effects, political campaigns, new media technologies and their social impact, persuasion and influence, media and public opinion, modern terrorism and the mass media. He published eight books: Communicating Unreality (Los Angel...

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