Middle East and North Africa Experts
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...
Political Activist and Former Spokesman of the Iraqi Parliament
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Managing Editor, Al-Ahram "Democracy Review"
Journalist, Kingdom of Bahrain
Journalist, Assabeel Jordanian Newspaper, Amman, Jordan
Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
My focus on women, gender, and feminisms in Islam and Muslim societies for more than three decades has combined teaching and scholarship, public intellectual work, consulting, and activism. For even longer I have been a feminist. I have lived, contributed, and studied feminisms in many locations. For many this would raise questions of belonging—of positioning as insider or outsider and atten...
Professor, Department of Middle East History, University of Haifa, Israel
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
I am a specialist in comparative politics with a special interest in the Arab world. My work in recent years has focused on patterns of governance in the Arab world-the persistence of authoritarianism, the prospects for political liberalization and democratization, and the role of constitutions and legal institutions in politics. I am now branching out from those interests to look not simply at st...
Associate Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin
I have been travelling to and studying Egypt for fifteen years. My first book examined why the Egyptian leadership has thwarted the opposition from taking power for over fifty years. For that study I approached Egyptian politics through a comparative framework that also looked at Iran, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Subsequently I published a series of scholarly articles on US foreign policy and a...