This Week’s #NPRSource: Dalia Fahmy

Dalia Fahmy is an associate professor of political science at Long Island University where she teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and politics of the Middle East. She is also a senior fellow at the Washington, DC-based Center for Global Policy, a nonpartisan think-tank that provides analysis and insight into foreign policy issues facing the nation.




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This Week’s #NPRSource: Amelia Tseng

Amelia Tseng is a research associate at the Smithsonian Institute, scholar-in-residence in education at American University, and adjunct lecturer in linguistics and Spanish at Georgetown University. Tseng’s research addresses multilingualism, mobility, and identity.




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Roula Allouch

Roula Allouch is an attorney with expertise in employment law, civil rights and general civil litigation. She earned her juris doctor from the University of Kentucky School of Law in 2006. Allouch is the Chair of the National Board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). At CAIR, she monitors and analyzes policies and statements that foster discriminatory behavior toward American Muslims.  She is based in Cincinnati, OH.

Roula Allouch

Chair of the National Board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Contact Information:

Phone: (859) 312-4810



Gurtina Besla

Gurtina Besla is an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at the Department of Astronomy at The University of Arizona. She is a theoretical astrophysicist who has focused on the evolution of satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way. She is an expert in the dynamics of the Milky Way Galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Local Groups of Galaxies. Dr. Besla is currently developing local programs and arranging mentorships dedicated to supporting students of color who are pursuing degrees in physics and astronomy.


Assistant Professor of Astronomy at The University of Arizona 

Areas of Expertise: Dynamics of the Milky Way Galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Local Groups of Galaxies

Contact Information:

Phone: (520) 621- 0418


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Maria Mayorga

Maria Mayorga is an Associate Professor of Personalized Medicine in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is an expert in developing predictive models of health and economic outcomes by improving ever changing complex health systems. Mayorga also focuses on the allocation of resources for Emergency Medical Service systems using applied probability and mathematical models. She won the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her work in integrating patient preference in predictive models. In addition to teaching, Mayorga serves as president of the Minority Issues Forum of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).


Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University 

Areas of Expertise: Developing Predictive Models of Health and Economic Outcomes By Improving Ever Changing Complex Health Systems

Location: Raleigh, N.C.

Contact Information: 

Phone: (919) 513-1690


Heard explaining her expertise from her faculty profile page 

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez is the executive director of Enlace Comunitario– a non-profit focused on alleviating domestic violence and developing healthy families in central New Mexico, specifically within the Latino population.  She is an expert on New Mexico politics,clinical legal education and family law. She is also a professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico School of Law, although she is currently focusing all of her efforts at Enlace. While teaching at UNM, Sedillo Lopez also administered the Summer Law Institute– a program conducted by a group of law schools that provides law students the opportunity to learn about Mexican history, culture and law in Guanajuato, Mexico. Sedillo Lopez has authored several books and has won numerous awards including one from the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF).


Executive Director of Enlace Comunitario 

Areas of expertise: New Mexico Politics, Family Law, Clinical Legal Education

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Contact Information:

Phone: (505) 246-8972, ext. 23



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Matthew Fletcher

Matthew L.M. Fletcher is a Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law, and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the primary editor and author of the leading law blog on American Indian law and policy, Turtle Talk.

In addition to his academic work, he is an appellate judge for the Hoopa Valley Tribal Court of Appeals, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Appellate Court, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Tribal Court of Appeals, and the Chief Appellate Judge for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court.

Fletcher specializes in a number of areas of law, especially pertaining to federal law and Indian Tribes, Indian law and policy, and has written a number of scholarly papers. He has authored several books; American Indian Education: Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle, and the Law; American Indian Tribal Law; and edited Facing the Future: the Indian Child Welfare Act at 30.

Fletcher is a citizen of the Grand Traverse Band, located in Peshawbestown, Michigan.

He has appeared on Wyoming Public Radio, and The Fronteras Changing America Desk.


Michigan State University College of Law Professor, and Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center

Areas of Expertise: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Federal Law, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, Indian Law & Policy, Land Claims, Tribal Indian Gaming

Location: East Lansing, MI

Contact Information:


Phone: (517) 432-6909

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