David Schenker

David Schenker is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute. Confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 2019, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs through January 2021. In that capacity, he was the principal Middle East advisor to the secretary of state and the senior official overseeing the conduct of

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Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom. He is also the Wilson Distinguished Professor of Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, and research professor in political science. Mr. Marshall is the author and editor of more than twenty books on religion and

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Hesham Shafick

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/hesham-shafick  Hesham is interested in the politics of ignorance, unknowing, and epistemic distancing, particularly in relation to coloniality and postcolonial states in North Africa. His work was published in academic journals like Review of African Political Economy and Interface, and political e-zines like Jadaliyya, Opendemocracy, Ceasefire, and LSE...

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Sahar Khamis

Dr. Sahar Khamis is an expert on Arab and Muslim media, and the former Head of the Mass Communication and Information Science Department in Qatar University. She is a former Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. She is the co-author of the books: Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace (Palgrave

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Amy Fallas

” shape=”square”] Personal Statement: I am a historian of the Modern Middle East and late Ottoman Empire from the late nineteenth into the twentieth centuries. I received my MA from Yale University in 2018 with a thesis exploring the domain of religious diplomacy between foreign missionaries in Egypt and their co-religionists. My current research examines

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