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Pilar Mendoza is an associate professor in the educational leadership and policy analysis department at the University of Missouri. Her work is centered on the globalization and development of higher education in Latin America. She is the founder and director of the International Research Center for the Development of Education.
Anibel Ferus-Comelo is a faculty member at the Goldman School of Public Policy and director of Community Engaged Academic Initiatives at the Labor Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She has more than two decades of experience in community-engaged research and teaching, with a focus on the governance of global supply chains, labor standards and corporate social responsibility, gender, migration and the political economy of India.
Wilfred Chan is editor of New_ Public and a contributing writer to The Nation. Previously, he worked in Hong Kong for CNN International covering the 2014 Umbrella Movement and its aftermath. He can offer insight on the future of protest, free speech and democracy in Hong Kong under China’s national security law.
Una Osili is a professor of philanthropy and economics at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is also the associate dean of the school’s research and international programs. In 2017, Osili testified before the Senate foreign relations committee on the role of philanthropy and remittances in foreign aid.
Holly Dagres is a nonresident fellow with the Middle East Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She is an expert on U.S.-Iran relations, Iran’s nuclear program, Iranian culture and society, and the Iranian diaspora.
Daniel Abebe is the vice provost and a professor of law at the University of Chicago School of Law. He is an expert on constitutional law, foreign affairs, human rights law, international institutions, and the way political and social institutions interact.
Mieke Eoyang is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy at the Department of Defense. Previously, she was the vice president for the National Security Program at Third Way (a centrist think tank) and a former professional staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
José Miguel Cruz is the director of research at Florida International University’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. He is an expert in the area of criminal violence, gangs, police, democratization and public opinion in Latin America.
Miguel Tinker Salas is the Leslie Farmer Professor of Latin American Studies, a professor of history and Chicana/o Latina/o studies, and the coordinator of Latin American studies at Pomona College. He is an authority on the political and social issues confronting Latin America. His research focuses on Venezuelan politics and culture, and the U.S.
David C. Kang is the Maria Crutcher Professor in International Relations and a professor of international relations, business and East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Southern California. He is director of the school’s Korean Studies Institute and Center for International Studies.
Rashid Khalidi is Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was president of the Middle East Studies Association. His research has focused on the history and political situation of the Middle East, with a particular focus on Palestine and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an associate professor in Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. Her work broadly focuses on social movements in Central America with a focus on Honduras. She documents working-class history and lives and challenges stereotypes of the so-called “banana republics” in Central America.
Hanin Ghaddar is the Friedmann Fellow at The Washington Institute’s Geduld Program on Arab Politics, where she focuses on Shia politics throughout the Levant. Ghaddar has contributed to a number of U.S.-based magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Foreign Policy.
Asha Rangappa is director of admissions and a senior lecturer at the Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Prior to her current position, Asha served as a special agent in the New York Division of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations. She is a legal and national security analyst for CNN.
Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is an expert in the Asia-Pacific region, with research interests in nuclear strategy, arms control, missile defense, nonproliferation, emerging technologies and U.S. extended deterrence.
Jimmy Gurulé is a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where he is also faculty director of the Exoneration Justice Clinic. He is an expert in the field of criminal law, international criminal law, terrorism and terrorist financing, money laundering and national security law.
John Park is director of the Korea Project, an adjunct lecturer and a faculty affiliate with the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. His research projects focus on the political economy of the Korean Peninsula, nuclear proliferation, economic statecraft, Asian trade negotiations and North Korean cyber activities.
Dalia Fahmy is an associate professor of political science at Long Island University, where she teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and politics of the Middle East. Fahmy has won several academic awards and fellowships for her research.
Michael Wahid Hanna is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank that seeks to reduce inequality and promote security at home and abroad. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.
Alireza Nader is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. policy in the Middle East. He also researches the Islamic Republic’s systematic repression of religious freedom and serves on ADL’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities.
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is the executive vice president at Freedom House, a non-profit that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Sedaca is a former professor of the practice of international affairs and deputy director for the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University.
Giannina Segnini is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Professional Practice in Data Journalism and director of the Master of Science Data Journalism Program at Columbia Journalism School. Her research focuses on using data to investigate across borders.
Derrick L. Cogburn is an associate professor at the School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business at American University. His research interests include global information and communication technology, socio-economic development, and institutional mechanisms for global governance of ICTs (information and communications technology).
Tony Villamil is founder and principal of the Washington Economics Group (WEG), a Florida-based economic consulting practice. His areas of expertise include the economy of Florida, U.S. economic policy, and Latin American and Caribbean economies. The firm serves companies, real estate developers, higher education institutions, school systems, financial entities, state and local governments, and other organizations.
Hussein A. Amery is a professor and director of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division (HASS) at Colorado School of Mines. His research is centered on water and food security in the Middle East, with a focus on the Arab Gulf states.
Jeffrey Fields is an associate professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California and directs USC’s Dornsife Washington D.C. Program. He also directs the Intersect Project, which facilitates a dialogue between scholars of international relations and policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian who was raised in Jerusalem, is a peace activist, co-founder of Middle East Justice Development Initiative Tours and the author of Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace (2020).
Jenny S. Martinez is the dean and the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law of Stanford Law School. She is an expert on international courts and tribunals, international human rights, national security, constitutional law, and the laws of war.
Akbar Ahmed is a diplomat and the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on contemporary Islam. He has served as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and was the first Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Humera Khan is the executive director of Muflehun, a think tank specializing in preventing radicalization and countering violent extremism (CVE). She designs and implements CVE-specific and CVE-relevant programs for prevention, intervention and interdiction of violent extremism.
Maria Cristina Garcia is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. Her work focuses on refugees, immigration, exiles, and transnationals in the Americas. Her book “Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida” provides an in-depth look at the migration of Cubans to the U.S. after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.
Hisham Aidi is a senior lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research focuses on migration and transnational movements, African migration into Europe, and race and ethnicity in Northwest Africa.
Samer S. Shehata is the Colin Mackey and Patricia Molina de Mackey Associate Professor of Middle East studies and the Middle East Studies program coordinator at the University of Oklahoma. He has taught at Columbia, New York University, Georgetown University and the American University in Cairo.
Lisa D. Cook is a professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College, and received a second B.A. in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
University of Arizona professor of practice Maggy Zanger focuses on Middle East journalism and is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She was the Iraq country director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Iraq for nearly two years.
Sherine Hafez is a professor and the chair of the Gender and Sexuality Studies department at the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on Islamic movements and gender studies in Arab and Middle Eastern cultures.