Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is a professor in the practice of international relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
She served for over a decade at the U.S. State Department before working in democracy and human rights NGOs and academia. She has chaired two NGO boards focused on human trafficking and religious freedom.
Additionally, Bibbins Sedaca has led local governance programs in Ecuador, managed aid programs for displaced citizens in Kosovo and advised the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs.
Areas of expertise: democracy, human rights, international affairs
Azi Abu Sarah is the co-founder of Middle East Justice Development Initiative Tours, a tour operator which “rejects the model of traditional consumer tourism … instead employing a new model of tourism based on clients, communities, and financial and environmental sustainability.”
Areas of Expertise: Middle East Conflict Dynamics, Middle Eastern Affairs, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Afghanistan, the Arab Spring, Interfaith Dialogue, World Religions, Tourism
Location: Washington, D.C. (with frequent travel to Jerusalem)