Advisory Panel

  1. Dr. Elie Elhadj, Former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Executive Committee, Arab National Bank, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. from London University, School of Oriental and African Studies. Author of: The Islamic Shield. Arab Resistance to Democratic and Religious Reforms (August 2006)
  2. Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian-American journalist, specialized in Islam in the west issues and women's rights in Islam.
  3. Yosri Fouda, Egyptian Journalist, chief investigative reporter for Aljazeera and director of its London office.
  4. Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin, Director of George Mason University's Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution.
  5. Hind Kabawat, Hind leads a variety of public diplomacy efforts in Syria to promote interfaith tolerance and cooperation, modernization and reform, as well as educational innovations in conflict resolution and diplomacy education.
  6. Dr. Joshua Landis, Co-Director, Center of Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma.
  7. Dr. Raafat Saade, Concordia University, on-line learning specialist
  8. Patrick Seale, leading British writer on the Middle East, and the author of The Struggle for Syria; also, Asad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East; and Abu Nidal: A Gun for Hire