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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.