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Ahmadian’s main interests are foreign policy, diplomacy and social justice issues, especially those related to Iran, and U.S. and Canada’s foreign policy in the Middle East.
Ahmadian has a Master of Arts from the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of London, England’s renowned School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and is currently a research student in Global Studies. He previously studied History at the University of British Columbia and speaks fluent Persian, English and intermediate Arabic.
You can follow him on Twitter: @ahmadianalireza
received her J.D. from Berkeley School of Law in 2009.
Areas of Focus:
Middle East; Israel-Palestine; Politics
She has previously lived and worked in Fiji and the US.
David previously served as director of studies at the Pacific Council on International Policy, in charge of the Council’s think tank focused on foreign policy issues of special resonance to the U.S West Coast, and was project director of the Bi-national Task Force on Enhancing India-U.S. Cooperation in the Global Innovation Economy that was jointly organized by the Pacific Council and the Federation of Indian Chambers & Industry. He received his doctorate in international relations at the University of Southern California, writing his dissertation on the India-Pakistan strategic rivalry, and took his masters degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Areas of Focus:
Africa; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Apartheid
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Faheem has research expertise in democratic theory and the political economy of democracy in South Asia. In whatever time he has to spare, Faheem paints, writes, and edits his own blog on the photographic image and its relationship to the political narrative of fascist, liberal and progressivist art.
That work and associated writing can be found at the following link: http://blackandwhiteandthings.wordpress.com
Paik graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Social Studies; he also holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He counts ten years playing Rugby, with club mates from countries around the globe, as part of his international experience.
You can follow him at @gus_c13
Ilyana holds an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University.
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Areas of Focus:
State Department; Diplomacy; US Aid; and Alliances.
He has lived, worked and studied in Israel and done extensive traveling throughout the region. He once played music with Hadag Nachash.
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He is currently a Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) in Philadelphia. He has traveled to both Israel and Morocco and has attended the Middlebury Arabic School program.
A Founding Member of the Department of Homeland Security, Millar was also the deputy spokesperson-senior writer for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria. She has authored numerous speeches, articles and opeds under her own and client bylines, and her work, focusing on trafficking, terrorism, border and national security, has appeared in both national and international outlets, including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times, and Vital Speeches of the Day.
Kathleen Millar holds an MA from Georgetown University and was the recipient of a United Nations Fellowship, International Affairs, Oxford. She is a member of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, Women in International Security (GU), the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and the American News Women’s Club in Washington, DC. Kathleen Millar is currently teaching and writing about efforts to combat transnational organized crime.
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Areas of Focus: Politics and Civil Society in the Middle East, Diplomacy, International Development
Fatali has been blogging since 2007, writing about politics, human rights and social issues in Azerbaijan. Since 2009 she has worked as a journalist, associate editor and copywriter in non-profit and private sectors.
She is in her first year of graduate studies in journalism in the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Personal blog: http://nigarfatali.com
Reza holds a Double Major BA Honors in English Literature and Communication Studies from York University in Toronto; an MA degree in Communication Studies from the University of Calgary in Alberta; and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Reza is fluent in Persian, Turkish, and English, and has working knowledge of Korean. His personal website is: www.foreignpolicyconcepts.com
Areas of Focus:
Law; Economics and Commerce; Americas; Europe; Refugees; Immigration
Sahar can be followed on Twitter @sahar_said.
Scott supports Winston Churchill’s characterization of the complex form of government known as democracy: “Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
Sica first started her career in the Canadian Parliament, working as a Senate Page and quickly moved on to work in many political offices, and most notably served as Executive Parliamentary Assistant to Senator Hugh Segal, Chair of the Anti-Terrorism Committee and Canada’s Special Envoy to the Commonwealth.
She is also a former political staffer at the Canadian Embassy in Ankara, has worked in the education sector in Istanbul and is a member of the Atlantic Council of Canada.
She is a native French speaker and is also fluent in English, with working knowledge of Turkish and Spanish.