Maati Monjib

Maâti Monjib is a political analyst, human rights activist, and historian at the University of Mohammed V-Rabat. He is also coordinator of Morocco’s branch of the Middle East Citizens’ Assembly (MECA), founder and director of the Ibn Rochd Center for Studies and Communication in Rabat, and a founding member of the 20 February Movement Support

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Mohammad Affan

Mohammad Affan is the Training Director at Al-Sharq Forum. A medical doctor by training, Affan obtained his MA degree in Political Science from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Cairo (2015). He also holds three post-graduate diplomas: One in “Civil Society and Human Rights”, from the Faculty of Economics

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Alessia Melcangi

Alessia Melcangi is TT Assistant Professor of Contemporary History of North Africa and Middle East and Globalization and International Relation at Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Social Sciences and Economics (DiSSE). She collaborates with the Centre of Research on the Southern System and the Wider Mediterranean (CRiSSMA – Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan)and

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Federiga Bindi

Federiga Bindi is a nonresident scholar in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace working on European politics, EU foreign policy, and transatlantic relations. Bindi is also the Jean Monnet Chair and a professor of political science at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and a senior fellow and director of the

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Lina Attalah

Lina Attalah is an Egyptian media figure and journalist. Attalah was the editor of the Egypt Independent before it was shut down, and later cofounded Mada Masr, an independent media platform, where she is the editor in chief. In addition to Egypt and the recent uprisings, her areas of interest include migration, border communities, technology,

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Noha Sebaiee

Noha Sebaiee is a field coordinator at Caritas, where she leads 20 caseworkers in education reform and refugee integration efforts. She is passionate about youth empowerment and manages educational workshops that help students gain necessary skills not readily available in Egyptian universities. She is a 2019 Bush Presidential Center We Lead Scholar, which intends to give

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Rabab El-Mahdi

Rabab El-Mahdi is associate professor of political science at The American University in Cairo. She wrote her dissertation on the impact of neo-liberal economic reconstruction on changing patterns of state-civil society relations in Egypt and Bolivia. El-Mahdi’s research interests cover the areas of state-civil society relations, social movements and resistance, as well as the political

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Zaid Al-Ali

Zaid Al-Ali is the Senior Adviser on Constitution-Building for the Arab Region at International IDEA and an independent scholar. He focuses on constitutional developments throughout the Arab region, with a particular focus on Iraq and the wave of reforms that took place in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen following the start of popular

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Ahmed El Hady

Ahmed El-Hady is an internationally recognized neuroscientist and a revolutionary activist.  He is one the founders of the recently formed Egyptian Coalition for Freedom and Justice which is concerned with human rights in Egypt. He holds a PhD in neuroscience from Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self Organization. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow

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