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Mina Thabet

Mina Thabet is a UK- based writer, human rights defender, researcher, and expert on minorities issues in Egypt. He has worked with minority communities to combat discrimination and violence against religious and ethnic minorities and promote diverse cultures, languages, and...

Amr Ezzat

Amr Ezzat is a Cairo-based writer, researcher and the officer of  the “freedom of religion and belief” program at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), a Cairo-based human rights organization. His writings regarding religious issues cover a wide range...

Kholood Khair

Kholood Khair is managing partner of Insight Strategy Partners, a think and do tank in Khartoum that works on transitional policy priority areas. Kholood also hosts and co-produces Spotlight 249, Sudan's first English language political discussion and debate show aimed...

Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev is a lecturer at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford, as well as a Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Europe. He is the co-editor of Russia Rising: Putin’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East...

Amr Ahmed Ibrahim

Amr Ahmed Ibrahim is an Egyptian human rights activist and founder of the Shafafya Center for Research, Archiving, and Data Management, which creates databases and information archives for social and political events and changes in Egypt and the MENA region,...

Heba AlSawahli

Heba AlSawahli is a medical doctor with a master’s degree in public policy from the American University in Cairo, with a concentration in social and environmental policy. She has worked with various local and international non-governmental organizations in Cairo, Egypt....

Nada Ahmed

Nada Ahmed is a researcher and lawyer working in the field of human rights after obtaining her Master II from Paris X University, during which she did an internship with Human Rights Watch. Nada worked had previously worked as a...

Candace Hetchler

Candace is the Development Manager at TIMEP. She previously worked as an Egypt-based civil society strategist, fundraiser, and project manager, strengthening local organizations and initiatives throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Caucasus regions. Candace holds a B.A. in International...

Marika Sosnowski

Marika Sosnowski is an Australian-qualified lawyer and a Research Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. Her primary research interests are in the fields of critical security studies, complex political order, local/rebel governance, and legal...

Fadi Nicholas Nassar

Fadi Nicholas Nassar is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Lebanese American University. His research focuses on international humanitarian and relief interventions in conflict settings, popular uprisings and social movements, and Lebanese and Middle Eastern...