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Akbar Ahmed

Former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK

December 7th, 2010, Academia, Asia, Author/Novelist, English, French, Government, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Pashto, Religion, Terrorism, Urdu, USA, War and Conflict, Washington DC, Women's Rights

Akbar Ahmed

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington DC, is the former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Great Britain. He has advised Prince Charles and been consulted on the subject of Islam by numerous leaders including President George W. Bush, General David Petraeus and Secretary Michael Chertoff. He is described as “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC.

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Christophe Jaffrelot

Senior Research Fellow, CERI

December 6th, 2010, Asia, Author/Novelist, English, Europe, Europe, France, French, India, Law and Human Rights, Pakistan, Paris, Religion, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, War and Conflict

Christophe Jaffrelot

Christophe Jaffrelot is a French political scientist and expert on South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan. He is the former director of CERI at SciencesPo in Paris, France’s foremost center for research on international politics, and served in this role from 2002-8. He has written frequently about nationalism in India and Pakistan, and the political roots of Hindu-Muslim conflict. He chairs the Asia Group at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is frequently called upon to provide policy-level advice on developments in South Asia.

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James Blake

Geostrategic and Intelligence consultant

December 3rd, 2010, Arabic, Asia, English, Europe, Europe, North Africa and Middle East, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Washington DC

James Blake

James Blake is an intelligence analyst for The Risk Advisory Group where he works on a variety of international security issues, including managing WorldAware, a product which informs clients throughout the world on issues of political and security risks.

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Daniel Levy

Former special advisor and head of Jerusalem Affairs for the Israeli prime minister

June 30th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, English, Government, Hebrew, Israel, Law and Human Rights, Minority Rights, North Africa and Middle East, North America, Palestine, Religion, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Washington DC

Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy is a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Prospects for Peace Initiative at The Century Foundation. He is former special advisor and head of Jerusalem Affairs for the Israeli Prime Minister.

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Kongdan Oh

Research Staff Member at Institute for Defense Analysis

May 3rd, 2010, Asia, Chinese, Defense and Security, English, Japanese, Korea, Korean, Law and Human Rights, North America, North America, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Washington DC

kongdan oh

Dr. Kongdan (Katy) Oh is a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analysis and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution. She conducts research on North and South Korean politics and economy, inter-Korean relations, Japan-Korea relations, inter-Asian cooperation, East Asian culture and society, and U.S. foreign and security policy toward East Asia.

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Sarjoh Bah

Senior Fellow and Program Coordinator of African Security Institutions at New York University's Center on International Cooperation

April 29th, 2010, Civil Society, English, Law and Human Rights, Migration and Integration, New York, North America, North America, Subsaharan Africa, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict

Sarjoh Bah

Sarjoh Bah is a Senior Fellow and Program Coordinator of African Security Institutions, at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation. He is currently providing research support and policy advice to the Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Canada’s Chairmanship of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Country Specific Configuration on Sierra Leone, and is leading the International Development Research Center’s (IDRC) exploratory work in that country.

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