Michael W. S. Ryan

Dr. Michael W. S. Ryan is an independent consultant and researcher on Middle Eastern security issues and a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation. He is the author of Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America (Columbia University Press, 2013). Ryan has served as the Vice President of the Middle East Institute as well

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Sam Selsky

Sam Selsky is a recipient of the Summer 2015 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15

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Hassan Aly

Areas of Interest: Labor Economics Financial Economics Education: Ph.D., Economics, Southern Illinois University, 1986 M.Sc., Economics, Southern Illinois University, 1982 Experience: Dean, Business School, Nile University, May 2017 – Present Dean, School of Public Administration and Development Economics, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, July 2015 – February 2017 Emeritus Professor of...

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Colette Salemi

Colette Salemi is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at the University of Minnesota. Salemi is a microeconomist focused on labor and economic activity in developing countries and is currently working on projects related to forced displacement and refugee policy as well. She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harris School of

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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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Imane Helmy

Imane is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the German University in Cairo. She is a consultant for international organizations including the World Bank, UNICEF and International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC). Previously, she worked at the United Nations Development Progarmme (UNDP) on supporting different projects and flagship reports addressing poverty alleviation, social justice...

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Simon Henderson

Baker FellowDirector, Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Institute’s Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/experts/view/henderson-simon

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Samuel Ramani

Samuel Ramani is a doctoral candidate the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. His research focuses on Russian foreign policy towards the Middle East, with a focus on the civil wars in Syria and Yemen. Samuel is a geopolitical analyst and commentator who writes frequently for the Washington Post, The Diplomat, Carnegie

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