Syria Experts

Dean and Executive Professor at the George Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon
Ryan Crocker is Dean and Executive Professor at the George Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University, where he holds the Edward and Howard Kruse Endowed Chair. He was the James Schlesinger Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia (2012-2014), and he served as the first Kissinger Senior Fellow at Yale University (2012-2013).He retired from the...
Senior Research Fellow, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, and Lecturer in Political Science, Tel Aviv University, Israel
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...
Master’s Candidate, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, South Korea.
Kyuhyun is a master's candidate in International Cooperation at Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies. He has earned his bachelor’s degree at Loughborough University majoring in International Relations. Despite having spent his formative childhood and adolescent years in various parts of Europe, his curiosity of East Asia and passion for international relations has led him to f...
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Senior Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Fatima Sadiqi is a recipient of a Harvard Fellowship. She is Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, author and editor of, among other works,  Moroccan Feminist Discourses (2014), Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco (Brill, 2003), Gender and Violence in the Middle East  (Routledge 2011), and Women Writing Africa. The Northern Region (The Feminist Press, 2009).   Sadiqi...
Professor, University of Exeter, UK
Gareth Stansfield is Professor of Middle East Politics and the Al-Qasimi Chair of Arab Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter. He is also a Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London. His research is two-fold, focusing upon the politics of Iraq particularly since 2003 and with a special focus upon the status of the Kurdistan Region, and the security and interna...
Professor of History, University of Virginia; Senior J.R. Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace (2007-08)
Elizabeth F. Thompson is professor of history at the University of Virginia.  She is author of Justice Interrupted:  The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East  (Harvard, 2013), which profiles a dozen political movements against tyranny and inequality in the Middle East since 1839, culminating in the Arab uprisings of 2011.  Her first book, Colonial Citizens:...
Staff Writer for the Middle East, diplomacy, and national security, The Washington Post

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