Ankit Panda is an international affairs expert and senior editor at The Diplomat, an online Asian Affairs magazine. He writes daily on politics, security, economics, and culture in the Asia-Pacific region, and hosts a podcast on Asian geopolitics.
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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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Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is a Professor in the Practice of International Relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She is an expert on human rights, religious freedom, and international affairs. During her 10 years of work for the U.S. government, Bibbins Sedaca held several positions at the U.S. State Department and at the Pentagon. She managed aid programs for displaced citizens in Kosovo, advised the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs and managed strategic planning for the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. You can listen to her take on risk assessment in the context of the events in Benghazi on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, here.
Professor in the Practice of International Relations at Georgetown University
Areas of Expertise: Human Rights, Religious Freedom, International Affairs
Location: Washington D.C.
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Humera Khan, Executive Director of Muflehun
“There are no patterns, and that’s making it harder for everyone… They can come from every ethnic, socioeconomic group, any geographic area. But they are more often men than women, and they’re getting younger.”
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He was the Pakistan High Commissioner (Ambassador) to the UK and Ireland.
Here he is on CCTV America’s “The Heat” discussing why western Muslims are traveling to the Middle East to join militant groups like ISIS.