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Hassan Abbas

Professor at Columbia University South Asia Institute

September 28th, 2010, Asia, English, Panjabi, Religion, Terrorism, Urdu, War and Conflict

Hassan Abbas

Dr. Hassan Abbas is a former Pakistani government official who served in the administrations of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (1995-6) and President Pervez Musharraf (1999-2000).He is currently Quaid-i-Azam Chair and Professor at Columbia University’s South Asia Institute.

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Professor at Columbia University South Asia Institute

Area of Expertise: Religion, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia
Languages: English, Panjabi, Urdu

Email: hassan.abbas@theglobalexperts.org

Henry Patterson

Professor of Politics, University of Ulster

October 20th, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, English, Europe, Europe, Northern Ireland, Religion, Terrorism, UK, Ulster

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Henry Patterson is a professor of politics at the University of Ulster, where his chief research focus is on the contemporary history of Northern Ireland. He is the author of Ireland since 1939: The Persistence of Conflict (London, 2007), and Unionism and Orangeism in Northern Ireland since 1945 (Manchester, 2007).

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Professor of Politics, University of Ulster

Area of Expertise: Religion, Terrorism
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe
Geographical Expertise - Country: Northern Ireland
Language: English
Field of Work: Academia, Author/Novelist
City: Ulster
Country: UK
Continent: Europe

Email: henry.patterson@theglobalexperts.org

Hiro Sakurai

Representative, Soka Gakkai International

February 12th, 2010, Civil Society, English, Law and Human Rights, New York, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, Terrorism, United Nations, USA, War and Conflict, Women's Rights, Youth Issues

Hiroyuki Sakurai

Hiro Sakurai is the representative of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) to the United Nations in New York, and has managed SGI’s United Nations Liaison Office since 1997.

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Representative, Soka Gakkai International

Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Law and Human Rights, Religion, Terrorism, War and Conflict, Women's Rights, Youth Issues
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East, North America
Language: English
Field of Work: Non-Governmental, United Nations
City: New York
Country: USA
Continent: North America

Email: hiroyuki.sakurai@theglobalexperts.org

Hooshang Amirahmadi

President, American Iranian Council

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Business and Globalization, Civil Society, Development, English, International Relations, Iran, New Jersey, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, USA, War and Conflict

Hooshang Amirahmadi

Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi is an Iranian academic and political analyst, and professor of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is also president of the American Iranian Council.

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President, American Iranian Council

Area of Expertise: Business and Globalization, Civil Society, Development, International Relations, Religion, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East, North America
Geographical Expertise - Country: Iran
Language: English
Field of Work: Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Non-Governmental
City: New Jersey
Country: USA
Continent: North America

Email: hooshang.amirahmadi@theglobalexperts.org

Iason Athanasiadis

February 28th, 2011, Afghanistan, Arabic, Asia, Asia, Civil Society, English, Europe, Greek, Iran, Istanbul, Journalist/Commentator, Kabul, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, Persian, Religion, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkish, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

Iason Athanasiadis_

Iason Athanasiadis is a photojournalist, documentary film-maker and international lecturer working on the intersection of the Eastern Mediterranean with the Arab, Persian and Turkic Middle East and Central Asia. He has covered some of the contemporary region’s signature crises, including the 2011 Arab revolts, the 2010 Afghan surge, the Greek economic crisis, the 2009 Iranian pro-democracy movement, the 2006 Lebanese war, the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and the passing of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 2000. Iason has lived in Cairo, Damascus, Sanaa and Tehran. He is currently based between Istanbul and Kabul.

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Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, Religion, Terrorism, War and Conflict, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia, North Africa and Middle East
Geographical Expertise - Country: Iran
Languages: Arabic, English, Greek, Persian, Turkish
Field of Work: Journalist/Commentator
City: Istanbul, Kabul
Country: Afghanistan, Turkey
Continent: Asia, Europe

Email: iason.athanasiadis@theglobalexperts.org

Ismail Serageldin

Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina

February 12th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Africa, Alexandria, Arabic, Asia, Author/Novelist, Civil Society, Development, Egypt, English, Euro-Med, French, Government, North Africa and Middle East, North America, Religion

Ismail Serageldin

With twenty-one honorary doctorates and a PhD from Harvard University, Dr. Ismail Serageldin is considered a specialist on sustainable development issues, particularly related to scientific and agricultural development. He is a former Vice President of the World Bank, and the current director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

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Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Development, Religion
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia, North Africa and Middle East, North America
Languages: Arabic, English, French
Field of Work: Activist/Humanitarian, Author/Novelist, Government
City: Alexandria
Country: Egypt
Continent: Africa

Email: ismail.serageldin@theglobalexperts.org

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