Ali Rashed

Dr. Ali Rashed is currently a lead statistician at Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) HQ in Jeddah. He played the role of Statistics Manager at Economic Research Forum (ERF) until Sept. 2019, and Lecturer at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport and AUC. He received his PhD in Statistics from Cairo University 2017, School

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Caitlyn Keo

Caitlyn Keo is a Ph.D. student in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are in labor economics and human development. Some of her recent work has been on the returns to higher education for American Indian and Alaskan Native students and outcomes for Syrian refugees in Jordan. Caitlyn also works on

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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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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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Katerina Dalacoura

Dr Katerina Dalacoura is Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2015-16, she was British Academy Mid-Career Fellow and is currently participating in a project on the ‘Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture’, sponsored by the European Commission under the auspices of Horizon 2020 (2016-19). She

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Lindsay J. Benstead

Lindsay J. Benstead is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University. She is currently a Fellow in the Middle East Program and the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC (2018-2019). Her research focuses on identity politics

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Nervana Mahmoud

Nervana Mahmoud is a Doctor and Independent commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor in UK who writes regularly in Middle East politics.  She started blogging and writing on Middle East issues after the Egyptian revolution in 2011. At the start of 2013, Nervana began publishing a weekly compilation of Egyptian news, reports, and analyses

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Dr. Hala Helmy El-Said

Dr. El-Said is Egypt’s Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform. She currently leads the process of institutional and administrative reform along with the formulation of Egypt’s vision 2030. She was the first elected Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University and subsequently the Deputy President for Scientific Research and

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