Kelly Shannon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Peace, Justice, & Human Rights (PJHR) · Florida Atlantic University

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D., specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations with the Islamic world and women's human rights.

Diplomatic History Women's Rights Modern Islamic World 20th Century U.S. U.S. Foreign Relations

Brian Edwards

Dean & Professor of English School of Liberal Arts · Tulane University

Brian Edwards examines U.S. literature and culture in a global context, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

Middle East Studies Higher Education Administration

Ali A. Olomi

Assistant Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

History of Imperialism and Colonialism Gender and Sexuality Critical Theory World History Global History

Najwa al-Qattan

Professor Emeritus of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

The Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Muslim Court Jews and Christians under Islam The First World War

Jeremy Pressman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Middle East Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Pressman specializes in the Arab-Israeli peace process, US foreign policy, and the scope of political protests in the United States.

Political Protests Middle East Peace Process Arab-Israeli Conflict

Ranjit Singh

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Singh has served as an accredited international observer to elections in South Africa, Namibia, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

International Relations Policy Analysis The Middle East Palestine Bahrain

Nabil Al-Tikriti

Associate Professor of History & American Studies · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Al-Tikriti has firsthand experience with Middle Eastern affairs, as a researcher, humanitarian and election monitor.

Forced Migration (Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons) Genocide Higher Education Humanitarian Affairs History of the Ottoman Empire

G. Michael Stathis

Professor of Political Science and International Relations · Southern Utah University

Specializing in political science, international relations, and media portrayal of Islamic religion

Theories of International Relations Islamic State Fourth Gulf War International Conflict American Government

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Postdoctoral Research Associate · Lancaster University

Middle Eastern Affairs Iraqi Affairs Counter-Terrorism Islamophobia Racial Profiling

Feryal Cherif

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the International Relations Program · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Gender and Human Rights International Relations Politics of Middle East

John Quinn

Presentologist · Audience Alive

Presentologist in the Event Technology field since 2000

The Art of Presentology Life After Death By Powerpoint 5 Tips That Will Change Your Presentation Forever Top Traits for Effective Presenters Presenting Ideas

Craig Albert, PhD

Professor of Political Science and Graduate Director of the Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies · Augusta University

Dr. Craig Albert focuses on national security, cyberconflict, ethnic conflict, and political thought.

Ethnic Conflict Terrorism Political Science National Security

Ralph Carter

Piper Professor, Political Science · Texas Christian University

Professor Carter focuses on U.S. foreign, trade, and defense policy, with a particular emphasis on the roles played by members of Congress.

International Relations U. S. Foreign Policy in Film Middle East Russia North Korea

Douglas Johnson

Managing Director · Cranganore Inc

Investment Banker and Portfolio Strategist

Emerging Markets Islamic Finance Behavioral Finance Venture Capital Cryptocurrencies

Hanan Hammad

Professor and Director of Middle East Studies · Texas Christian University

Professor Hammad focuses on Middle Eastern history and Islamic civilization

Modern Middle Eastern History Revolutionary Iran Middle East Women in Syria and Iraq

Robert Rabil, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Robert Rabil is an expert in political Islam, terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, and U.S.-Arab relations.

U.S. Foreign Policy Reform in the Arab world U.S.-Arab Relations Terrorism Political Islam

Narpinder Malhi, M.D.

Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic and Multidisciplinary Autism Program · ChristianaCare

Narpinder Malhi, M.D., is the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic and Multidisciplinary Autism Program.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Psychiatry

Russell Lucas

Professor of International Relations and Global Studies · Michigan State University

Expert in U.S.-Middle East relations and politics of the Arab world

Democratization Saudi Arabia Public Opinion Middle East Politics Foreign Policy

Jean-Pierre Isbouts, D.Litt.

Faculty Emerit - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Humanities scholar, award-winning filmmaker and best-selling National Geographic author

Music Theory Comparative Religious Studies Disruptive Technology Organizational Innovation Academic Writing

Farhang Rouhani

Associate Professor of Geography · University of Mary Washington

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Gender Studies Queer Theory Cultural Geography Iranian and Muslim Diaspora Human Geography