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

Najwa al-Qattan

Emeritus Professor 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.

Arab-Israeli Conflict Middle East Peace Process Political Protests

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 · 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

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D. specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations, with particular attention to the 20th century.

Modern Iran Human Rights U.S. Foreign Relations 20th Century U.S. Modern Islamic World

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Iraqi-Canadian Socio-Legal Academic & Advocate

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

Megha Kumar

Research Director, Software and Cloud Services · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Helping vendors navigate to compete in the 3rd Platform

Blockchain Business Buyer Behaviour Digital Transformation Cloud Services Software

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

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

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

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

Charles Kurzman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Sociology, and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in Middle East and Islamic studies.

Sociology of Religion Islam and the Middle East Middle East Studies Democracy Building Terrorism

Russell Lucas

Associate Professor · 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, DLitt

Adjunct Faculty - 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

Haroon Ullah

Policy Planning Staff · U.S. Department of State

A scholar, diplomat and author of widely acclaimed Bargain From The Bazaar and Vying for Allah's Vote. Visit haroonullah.com.

Public Policy Pakistan Diplomacy International Relations Foreign Policy

Alicia Partnoy

Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Writing and Political Repression Testimonio Women Writers Social Semiotics Contemporary Latin American Literature