Speakers

Amine Gemayel

Former President of Lebanon. Born into a Maronite-Christian family of politicians, Amine Gemayel also became a member of the Lebanese Al-Kataeb party and was elected into parliament after finishing his law degree in the 1970s. Following the assassination of his brother and president-elect Bachir, Amine Gemayel was elected president in 1982. After the end of… Read more »

Nazila Ghanea

Associate Professor, International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford. Dr. Nazila Ghanea is an Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. She serves as Associate Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub and is a Fellow of Kellogg College. She serves as a member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion… Read more »

Charles Glass

Broadcaster, journalist and writer. Charles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and writer, who began his journalistic career in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau with Peter Jennings. He covered the October Arab-Israeli War on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts. He also covered civil war in Lebanon, where artillery fire wounded him in 1976. He… Read more »

Joshua Landis

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma, USA. Joshua Landis is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies. He writes “Syria Comment,” a daily newsletter on Syrian politics that attracts over 100,000 readers a… Read more »

Habib Malik

Associate Professor of History and Cultural Studies, Lebanese American University (LAU), Byblos. Habib C. Malik is an Associate Professor of History and Cultural Studies at LAU Byblos. He has lectured and written widely in both English and Arabic on topics that include the history of ideas, Kierkegaard, existentialism, human rights, the plight of native Middle… Read more »

Kishan Manocha

Former Director, Office of Public Affairs, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’i community of the United Kingdom. A trained psychiatrist of Iranian descent, Dr. Kishan Manocha went on to study law and specialized in criminal law. He served until recently as the Director of the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá’í community of the… Read more »

Michael Nazir-Ali

Former Bishop of Rochester, UK. Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali was the first non-white diocesan bishop in the Church of England, and for 15 years was the 106th Bishop of Rochester. Before then, he was the Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan. By virtue of his seniority as an Anglican bishop, Pakistan-born Nazir-Ali served as a parliamentarian in… Read more »

Daniel Pipes

© Daniel Pipes

Historian and writer; president of the Middle East Forum. Daniel Pipes is president of the Middle East Forum and Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. His bi-weekly column appears regularly in the National Review and in newspapers around the globe, including the Jerusalem Post and Yisrael ha-Yom (Israel), Al-Akhbar (Iraq),… Read more »

Mariz Tadros

Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (UK). Dr. Mariz Tadros, an Egyptian scholar, is a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (UK), specializing in democratization, Islamist politics, gender, sectarianism, human security and religion and development in Egypt and throughout the Middle East. She taught development studies for many years… Read more »

Bassam Tibi

Professor emeritus of International Relations, University of Göttingen, Germany. Bassam Tibi taught at the University of Göttingen from 1973 until his retirement in 2009, and was A. D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University until 2010. He is a native Syrian, born in Damascus, and since 1974 a German citizen. Pursuant to his retirement… Read more »