from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/hussein-rashid/
Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C- a consultancy focused on religious liberty and cultural competency. He is an expert on Shi’i justice theology, South and Central Asian studies, and Muslim and American popular culture.
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.
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.