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October 11th, 2011

CAIRO, EGYPT – At least 24 people are dead after an overnight fight between Egypt’s Coptic Christians and military police on Sunday. Egypt’s Interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf calls for unity and peace. A curfew is now in full effect.

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Abdallah Schleifer is a veteran journalist who has covered the Middle East for American and Arab media for more than thirty years. From 2006 to 2007, he was Washington Bureau Chief for the Al Arabiya TV network, and has previously worked for NBC, The New York Times, and The Jerusalem Star. He is Professor Emeritus at the American University in Cairo.

CONTACT: abdallah.schleifer@globalexpertfinder.org

Location: Middle East

Languages: English

René Guitton is an author of books, theater and television scripts. Along with his day job, this relentless traveler with a degree in journalism, who studied theology and exegesis, is currently doing research on today’s major monotheistic religions, on philosophy and various schools of thought.

CONTACT: rene.guitton@theglobalexperts.org

Location: West Europe

Languages: English; French

Abdulaziz Sachedina is a professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia and is an expert in interfaith relations and religious affairs, especially related to Islam.

CONTACT: abdulaziz.sachedina@theglobalexperts.org

Location: Middle East; North America

Languages: Arabic; English; French

Joel Beinin, Ph.D., is the director of Middle East Studies and professor of history at the American University in Cairo. He is on extended leave from Stanford University. His principal areas of research have been the histories of modern Egypt, Israel and Palestine, radical movements and minorities in the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and US policy in the Middle East.

CONTACT: joel.beinin@theglobalexperts.org

Location: Middle East

Languages: Arabic; English

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate. Formerly a member of The Washington Post editorial board, she has also worked as the Foreign and Deputy Editor of The Spectator magazine in London, as the Political Editor of The Evening Standard, and as a columnist at several British newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph.

CONTACT: anne.applebaum@theglobalexperts.org

Location: East Europe

Languages: English; Russian

Henry Wilkinson is a recognized expert on insurgency and conflict in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, and terrorism analysis. He is the head intelligence analyst and Associate Director at Janusian, the security and political risk practice of The Risk Advisory Group plc. Wilkinson has also acquired years of experience working directly with international organisations to help them understand and manage political and security risks.

CONTACT: henry.wilkinson@theglobalexperts.org

Location: West Europe

Language: English

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