Former Australian ambassador to Egypt
Dr. Bowker became Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at Australian National University (ANU) in 2008, following his retirement from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) at the conclusion of his posting as Australian ambassador to Egypt. A specialist on Middle East and Islamic issues, Dr. Bowker joined the then-Australian Department of External Affairs in 1971.
It is difficult now to remember how emotionally overwhelmed I was by a sudden wave of acute optimism as I, on assignment for Aljazeera.net/English, watched President Obama reach out to the Muslim, Arab and Palestinian peoples in a historic speech at Cairo University in June 2009. Nevertheless, I am not giving up on Obama or on the direct negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis that he has tried to revive.
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University and specialist on ethno-nationalism
Dr. Uriel Abulof is an assistant professor at Tel Aviv University’s Department of Political Science and an associate at Princeton University’s Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, based at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His research focuses on ethno-nationalism in the Middle East, Canada, the Balkans and South Africa.
Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Columbia University
Rashid Khalidi has been the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University since 2003. He taught at the University of Chicago from 1987 until 2003. Previously, he taught at the Lebanese University and the American University of Beirut from 1974 to 1983, and at Georgetown and Columbia universities from 1983 until 1987. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1970 and a D. Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University in 1974.
Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, and a frequent commentator on Middle East politics. Born in Iran, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Today, he talks with Global Expert Finder about Israeli [...]
Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, and a frequent commentator on Middle East politics. Born in Iran, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Today, he talks with Global Expert Finder about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the United States.
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