from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/hanin-ghaddar/
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.
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.
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.
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.