Abdelkader al Khadiri
Ahmed A. Hameed Hussien
Social anthropology researcher.
Syrian Researcher and author.
Mona Abbas Fadhl
Bahraini Researcher and Writer.
Ahmed Abd Rabou
Visiting Scholar at the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, American University in Cairo
Adel Abdel Ghafar
Nayera Abdel Rahman
Mohammad Abdel Salam
Research Fellow at Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies
Reem Abdelhaliem is an economic researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.
Heba Abou Shnief
Research Advisor at the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University of Cairo.
Non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
Mohamed Ahmed Bennis
Research Fellow, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches en Sciences Sociales, Rabat
Hind Ahmed Zaki
Consultant at Nazra for Feminist Studies, Cairo, Egypt.
Maher Akhttiar is a writer and researcher.
Araa Al Jaramani
Maher Al Junaidy
Researcher, author, journalist, and media consultant
Isam al Khafaji
Iraqi scholar and writer.
Almoutassim Al Kilani
Syrian jurist specializing in international law and human rights.
Maged Al Madhaji
Researcher, human rights activist and Director of the Center for Civil Rights and Democracy in Yemen
Hani al Masri
Director of the Bada’el Centre for Information, Research and Studies in Egypt.
Abdul Kafi al Rahabi
Assistant Professor at the Yemeni Center for Studies and Research.
Ranime Al Sheltawy
Abedbasset al Wasi
Syrian researcher and author of several studies and research papers
A novelist and researcher in Syrian military and strategic affairs.
Research Fellow at King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia.
Maysa Shuja Al-Deen
Professor at Social Sciences University of Ankara.
Head of Research at Al-Bayan Center, Iraq
Deputy Executive Director - Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies
Assistant Lecturer at University of Kufa, Iraq
Former Egyptian parliamentarian and head of the Arab European unit in the Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies.
Director of AMAN, first coalition of civil society organizations in Palestine.
President of the Bahrain Transparency Society.
Freelance journalist and field researcher at the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights.
Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Benghazi, Libya.
A Syrian judge
Advocacy and Communications Officer at the Norwegian Refugee Council USA.
Saudi writer and rights activist
Senior fellow in the Institute for Statecraft, London.
Writer and media expert on the reality of the Yemeni and Arab religious movements.
Professor of political philosophy at Kuwait University and the Head of the Kuwait Center for Active Citizenship
Arab Reform Initiative
Syrian journalist and researcher
Director of the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies
Project coordinator at the Norwegian Center for Conflict Resolution
Egyptian researcher and journalist
Tariq Azizah is a Syrian author and researcher
Associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House
Professor of International Relations at Pontificia Universidade Católica and the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo.
Ahmad Baha’eddin Shaaban
Member of the Egyptian Movement for Change “Kifaya”.
Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo (AUC)
Independent Algerian researcher and civil society activist
Alexandra Barahona de Brito
Expert on human rights and democratisation issues and on the politics of memory.
Executive Director of Lebanese Transparency Association.
Yemeni Researcher and Political Writer
Tarek Ben Chaabane
Haykel Ben Mahfoudh
Professor of Law in the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences at the University of Carthage.
Mehdi K. Benslimane
Research fellow, Centre d’études et de recherches en sciences sociales, Rabat.
Professor of Media and Communications, University of Algiers
Sofiane Bouhdiba is a professor of demography at the University of Tunis, Tunisia.
Research Fellow - Tunis
Ramallah-based analyst and lawyer
Member of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic.
Researcher at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO)
Chair in Defence and Security Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in Tunis and researcher at the Tunisian Monitor of Democratic Transition.
Chérine Chams El-Dine
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University.
Demographer and statistician and member of the Observatoire Tunisien de la Transition Démocratique.
Professor of Public Law and human rights activist.
Julia Choucair Vizoso
Former High Commissioner of the French Republic in New Caledonia and a former Adviser to the State.
Syrian writer and journalist.
Associate Professor at the Haigazian University in Beirut.
Danish Refugee Council
Sabr Darwish is a researcher and journalist.
Researcher on the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique à l’Ecole Militaire, Paris.
Professor of Economics at Paris Sciences et Lettres
Assistant Professor and Head of Naqd Magazine, Algeria.
PhD student, Tunisia
Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Salah Eddin Jorshi
Tunisian Journalist, Researcher and Expert in Islamic movements and Civil Society.
Mohamed El Agati
Director, Arab Forum for Alternative Studies
Samir El Aita
General Director of Mafhoum (Concept) and Le Monde Diplomatique - Arabic Edition
Karim El Chazli
PhD student in law at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris.
Yosra El Gendi
Nadim El Kak
Researcher, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
Amina El Messaoudi
Professor in Consitutional Law, University Mohammed V, Morocco.
Sudanese academic and Fellow at the Rift Valley Institute.
Independent political researcher.
Abd el-Rahman Elzoghaimy
Former analyst and project manager at Arab Reform Initiative
Egyptian lawyer and human rights activist
Heba Raouf Ezzat
Assistant professor of Political Theory and Civilization Studies at ibn Haldun-Istanbul University.
Researcher at Arab Forum for Alternatives, PhD researcher at the European University in Florence.
Associate professor in Political Sciences and International Affairs
Mohammed Fathy Hassan
Independent writer and researcher.
Director of the Studies and Documentation Center, Lebanon.
Fouad Mohammad Fouad
Surgeon and Visiting Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut.
Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris.
Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut
Managing Editor of NOW – English (mmedia.me) and board member at the Arab Reform Initiative.
Cláudio Gonçalves Couto
Department of Public Management, Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil.
Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Kasdi Merbah University, Algeria.
Researcher, Tripoli University, Libya.
Professor of Political Science at the University of Algeria
Head of Communications
A reseacher into Syrian affairs
Administrative and Financial Director
Issam Haj Hussein
Operations Director for the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN), Palestine.
Firas Haj Yehia
Syrian human rights lawyer.
Tunisian journalist and human rights activist.
Arab Reform Initiative and active within the Lebanese protest movement
Professor of political science and constitutional law at the University of Mohammed V, Rabat.
Mujahid Hashim Yahia
Former Algerian economy minister.
Director of the Cambridge Arab Media Project at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
Haydar Ibrahim Ali
Director of the Center for Sudanese Studies.
Financial and Administrative IO
Senior Research Fellow
Tunisian academic and researcher.
PhD candidate, Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences, Carthage University, Tunisia.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco
Mohamed Kadri Said
Head of Strategic and Security Studies Unit, Al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies, Cairo, Egypt.
Azza Kamel Maghur
Libyan lawyer and member of the Libyan Council for Human Rights.
Lebanese Center for Policy Studies.
Salam Kawakibi is the Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (Paris), and an Associate Researcher at ARI.
Bahraini Researcher and Associate Profesor at the Department of Sociology, Lund University.
Head of Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House, London.
Tunisian Writer and Journalist.
Former Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative
Researcher at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo)
PhD in economics from Paris-Dauphine University in France
Independent researcher and consultant working on Syria.
Clóvis Henrique Leite de Souza
Lecturer in contemporary history of the Arab World at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3.
Deputy Director and Holder of the Swiss Chair at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, Malta.
Issam Fares Institute on Public Policy and International Affairs in Beirut
Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Tunis.
Syrian writer and researcher
Lebanese journalist and researcher
Researcher in political sciences and former university professor
Tahdir Programme Director
Non-resident Senior Fellow
Senior Research Fellow, CERI- Sciences Po, Paris.
Professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona. Associated researcher, CIDOB
Director of the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis
Consultant at Camber Collective, USA
Research Fellow, King Faisal Foundation for Research and Islamic Studies
Researcher at the Arab Forum for Alternatives and programme co-ordinator at the Asfari Institute in Beirut.
Sherif Mohy El Deen
Wejdene Mokrani has a Masters degree in Public Law and Political Sciences from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tunis El Manar.
Researcher, one of the drafters of Al-Azhar document, and member of the Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression.
El Mouhoub Mouhoud
Professor of Economics at Paris-Dauphine University.
Researcher at the Moroccan Centre for Social Sciences in Ain Chock, Casablanca
Algerian writer and journalist.
Lecturer at the Lebanese American University and Criminal Justice analyst
PhD student at the University of Warwick, UK.
Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of El-Manar, Tunisia.
Algerian researcher and lecturer at Setif University
Mohammed Omar Ahmed
Lecturer at the Faculty of Sharia and Law at the Puntland State University, and Editor-in-Chief of the media network Somalia Today.
Director – Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera)
Mohammad Lemine Ould Bah
Mauritanian Lawyer and Human Rights Activist
Mohamed Outaher is a researcher in the sociology of religion and gender.
Head of the Mediation Support Programme at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva.
Independent analyst, commentator and researcher specializing in the contemporary Middle East
Researcher at the Migration and Development Research Cluster at Maastricht University
Director of the Political Participation Program for Women and Youth at the Egyptian Women’s Affairs Foundation.
PhD student at the University of Nanterre, Paris.
Professor of Public Law and Political Science, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tunis.
Sarah Anne Rennick
Director of the Arab Barometer
Mostafa S. Adib
The head of the Centre for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (CESMO), based in Lebanon and France (http://www.cesmo.org).
Director of the Centre for Studies and Research in Social Sciences at Mohammed V University.
Director of the Lebanese Center for Political Studies (LCPS)
Mohamed Sahbi Khalfaoui
Mohamed Sahbi Khalfaoui is a Lecturer and researcher at the faculty of legal, economic and accounting sciences, Jendouba, Tunisia.
Yemeni journalist and researcher.
Director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Middle East Center in Beirut
Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Abdel Sattar Hatita
Egyptian Novelist and Journalist in the daily Pan-Arab "Al-Sharq Al-Awsat" newspaper.
Syrian journalist and writer
Professor of Middle East Studies, Kings College, London
Omar Shaban is the director of PalThink for Strategic Studies, Palestine .
Researcher at the Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo.
Director at the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.
Visiting Scholar at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg.
Expert on democratic transitions, energy politics and foresight in international relations.
Said Sultan al Hashimi
Omani Researcher and Writer
Chairman of the Board, Foreign Policy Club, Kosovo
Senior Research Fellow
Late Egyptian Researcher on Islamic movements.
PhD candidate at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Research Associate to the Contemporary Arab History Chair at Collège de France
Professor of Public Law at the University of Sousse, Tunisia.
Research Associate at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
University Professor, Algiers.
Research Associate at Tampere Peace Research Institute (Tapri), Finland.
Moroccan journalist and researcher.
Chairman of the Organization Aquetas (EQUITAS), Chile.
Associate Senior Researcher at the Arab Reform Initiative.
Independent researcher specialising in security governance
Nawaf Wasfi Tell
Director of the Center for Strategic Studies, Jordan
PhD candidate at the War Studies Department, King's College London.
PhD candidate at Hassan II University, Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences in Casablanca.
Editor in chief of the Syria Report
Ali Zaid Al Zu’abi
Professor in Anthropology, Department of Sociology at the University of Kuwait.
Atiaf Zaid Alwazir
Development consultant, researcher and blogger based in Sana'a, Yemen.
Jalal Zain Aldin
Syrian researcher and journalist.
President of the Syrian Association for Social Sciences and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Harmoon Center for Contemporary Studies, Doha.
Independent consultant on urban, governance and decentralization issues in MENA.