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September 12th, 2012

MEDIA ALERT: US ambassador killed by armed protestors in Libya

Sept. 12, 2012logo2 US ambassador killed by armed protestors in Libya

Protestors angry about an online film considered offensive to Islam attacked a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and Egypt on Tuesday, Sept. 11, killing J. Christopher Stevens, Washington’s ambassador to Libya and three of his staffers. (Source: CNN).

Analysts available for comment:

Paul Sullivan is a professor of economics at the National Defense University and an Adjunct professor of Security Studies and Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He is an internationally recognized expert on Middle Eastern and North African economic, political and military issues.

CONTACT:paul.sullivan@theglobalexperts.org
Location: North America
Language: English

Reza Aslan is a Middle East analyst for CBS News, and a fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

CONTACT:reza.aslan@theglobalexperts.org
Location: Los Angeles
Languages: English, Arabic

Abdallah Schleifer, Ph.D. is a veteran journalist who has covered the Middle East for American and Arab media for more than thirty years. He is Professor Emeritus at the American University in Cairo. New York Times columnist Tom Friedman has praised Professor Schleifer as “a great bridge-builder between cultures”, saying “we Middle East correspondents are something of a fraternity and Abdallah has always been a credit to our little club. He is intensely independent, honest, and a wonderful explainer about both Islam and the Arab world.”

CONTACT: abdallah.schleifer@theglobalexperts.org
Location: Middle East
Language: English

Barah Mikail is a senior Fellow on Middle Eastern issues at IRIS, a Paris-based institute for International and Strategic Relations. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science. He’s part of a project dedicated to the study of politics, religion and their interactions in contemporary conflicts.

CONTACT: mikail.barah@theglobalexperts.org
Location: France
Languages: Arabic, English, French

Richard Barrett is a coordinator at the United Nations Analytical Support and Sanctions Implementation Monitoring Team, also known as the Al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team, appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General at the request of the Security Council.

CONTACT:richard.barrett@theglobalexperts.org
Location: North America
Language: English

Rabbi  Arthur Schneier is internationally renowned for his leadership on behalf of of religious freedom, human rights, and inter-religious dialogue. He is the president of Appeal of Conscience foundation, a partnership of leaders from various faiths who work together for the promotion of peace and tolerance.

CONTACT:arthur.schneier@theglobalexperts.org
Location: North America
Language: English

Melody Moezzi is a writer, commentator, speaker, activist, author and attorney. She is also the Executive Director of the interfaith non-profit organization, 100 People of Faith.

CONTACT:melody.moezzi@theglobalexperts.org
Location: North America
Language: English, Farsi, Spanish

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