Dr. Abu-Nimer is Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University, Washington, DC. He conducts research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the application of conflict resolution in non-western contexts, and holds dialogues for peace among Palestinians and Jews in Israel. As a practitioner, he has been conducting conflict resolution training workshops in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Turkey, and the US.
Email him at abunimer [at] american [dot] edu
Akbar S. Ahmed
Dr. Ahmed is the Chair of Islamic Studies and Professor of International Relations at American University in Washington, DC. His research interests include the impact of global Islam on contemporary society and inter-faith dialogue.
Email him at ahmed [at] islam-democracy [dot] org.
Donna E. Arzt
Dr. Arzt is Professor of Law at the College of Law at Syracuse University, New York. She serves as the Director of the Center for Global Law and Practice, as well as Director of the Lockerbie Trial Families Project, established under a grant from the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. She has published numerous articles on human rights in the Soviet Union and the Middle East and served as a consultant to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Human Rights Watch, and the UN special rapporteur on population transfer. She received the Michael J. Tryson Memorial Award for Excellence and Leadership in the field of human rights law. Her current research pertains to the Middle East peace process, refugees, religious freedom in secular states, humanitarian intervention, and Islamic law.
Send her an email to dearzt [at] syr [dot] edu.
Mashood A. Baderin
Dr. Baderin is a Reader in Law at the School of Law, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom. He teaches Public International Law, International Law and Institutions, Collective Security Law, International Human Rights and Islamic Law, with particular research interest on the interaction of International law with Islamic law in Muslim States. His publications include International Human Rights and Islamic Law (OUP, 2003), �Towards Effective Collective Security and Human Rights Protection in Africa: An Assessment of the Constitutive Act of the New African Union (2002) 49 Netherlands International Law Review, No.1, pp.1-41, �A Macroscopic Analysis of the Practice of Muslim State Parties to International Human Rights Treaties: Conflict or Congruence?� (2001) 1 Human Rights Law Review, No.2, pp.265-303, and �The Evolution of Islamic Law of Nations and the Modern International Order: Universal Peace through Mutuality and Co-operation� (2000) The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, No.2, pp.57-80. He is a co-editor of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights.
Francis M. Deng
Professor Deng is the Co-Director of the Brookings-SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies) Project on Internal Displacement, Washington, DC. He has been the Sudanese Ambassador to the United States Scandinavia and Canada and a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations. His areas of expertise include internal displacement, Sudan, human rights, and US-Africa relations.
Visit the Brookings Institution website at http://www.brook.edu/default.htm to learn more.
Dr. Donnelly is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. His areas of specialty include international relations theory and human rights.
Visit his website for more information at http://www.du.edu/~jdonnell/index.html.
Dr. Dzhibladze is a the President of the Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, Russia. His areas of expertise include political science, human rights, international law, and development of civil society. He created several Russian and international NGOs concerned with civil society development, non-violent social change, intercultural dialogue and conflict resolution. He acts as a consultant to a number of Russian and international NGOs as an expert in democratic institution building, development of civil society and rule of law, human rights and conflict resolution.
Email him at: dzhib [at] demokratia [dot] ru
Khaled Abou El Fadl
Dr. Fadl is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he teaches Islamic Law, Immigration, Human rights, International and National Security Law. He serves on the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch, and also works closely with the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights. He is regarded as one of the leading authorities in Islamic law in the United States and Europe, and often provides expert testimony in international litigation cases involving Middle Eastern and immigration law, and in political asylum claims.
Email him at abouelfa [at] law [dot] ucla [dot] edu.
John L. Esposito
Dr. John L. Esposito is University Professor and Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Professor of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International Affairs at Georgetown University. Professor Esposito’s more than 25 books focus on Islam and politics, society, democracy, and human rights. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World and The Oxford History of Islam.
Dr. Haynes is Professor of Politics and co-developer of the International Relations Program at London Guildhall University. His areas of specialization are politics of developing countries and international relations. He has examined the continuing importance of religion as an important factor in politics using examples drawn from a range of religious groups around the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States.
Contact him at jeff [dot] haynes [at] londonmet [dot] ac [dot] uk
Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at Adrian College in Michigan and is currently on the executive board of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, Washington DC. Dr Khan has published numerous research articles on the subjects of international relations, globalization, American foreign policy and Islam. Dr. Khan is also the founder and editor of Ijtihad “an e-zine on Islam and global affairs that seeks to promote freedom of thought (hurriyah al-ra’y) and independent thinking (ijtihad) among Muslims everywhere.”
For more information, visit http://www.glocaleye.org/resume.htm
Ann Elizabeth Mayer
Dr. Mayer is Associate Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include Islamic law in the contemporary Middle East, international human rights law, women�s rights, globalization and human rights, and comparative law. She has examined various dimensions of the controversies about the universality of human rights and has compared how particularisms have been used in Middle Eastern countries and the United States to rationalize non-compliance with international human rights law. She has published extensively, and her book Islam and Human Rights is in its third edition.
Ali A. Mazrui
Dr. Mazrui is Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is also the Albert Luthuli Professor-at-Large in the Humanities and Development Studies at the University of Jos in Nigeria. The Chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), Dr. Mazrui has been involved in a number of UN projects on matters which have ranged from human rights to nuclear proliferation. He is also internationally consulted on Islamic culture and Muslim history. His research interests include African politics, international political culture, political Islam, and North-South Relations.
Contact him at amazrui [at] binghamton [dot] edu.
Dr. Moussalli is Professor of Islamic and Western Political Thought in the Political Studies and Public Administration Department at the American University of Beirut. He is also a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. His areas of specialization are Arab-Israeli relations and Islamic fundamentalism and politics of the Islamic world.
Contact him at usip_requests [at] usip [dot] org
Dr. Nafisi is a Visiting Fellow and Professional Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C. She researches subjects such as the Middle East, Iran, culture and politics, democracy, human rights in Muslim societies, and women’s rights.
Email her at anafisi [at] jhu [dot] edu