Middle East Expert Guide

Aug. 27, 2013

American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

William Inboden
Associate Professor of Public Affairs
Executive Director, Clements Center for History, Strategy and Statecraft
512-471-2411

inboden@austin.utexas.edu
Inboden has served as senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council at the White House, where he worked on a range of foreign policy issues including the National Security Strategy. He is available to discuss topics related to U.S. foreign policy in Egypt, Syria, Libya and other countries in the region. Inboden also co-edits the Shadow Government blog for Foreign Policy magazine at http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com.

Military Intervention and Ethnic Conflicts in the Middle East

Alan Kuperman
Associate Professor of Public Affairs
512-471-8245
akuperman@mail.utexas.edu
Kuperman has published articles and book chapters on ethnic conflicts, military and humanitarian intervention and nuclear proliferation. Kuperman is available to discuss burgeoning ethnic conflicts in Middle Eastern countries. He can also analyze military and humanitarian intervention in this region.

American Foreign Policy and the Egypt Conflict

Jeremi Suri
Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs
Professor of History
Professor of Public Affairs
608-213-3552
suri@austin.utexas.edu
Suri specializes in foreign policy and nation-building. He is available to discuss an array of topics, including military crimes and President Obama's response to the crisis in Egypt. He touched on these topics in his recent Global Brief blog post: http://globalbrief.ca/jeremisuri/2013/08/20/speak-up-about-egypt

Women in Islamic Societies and the Egypt Conflict

Mounira Charrad
Associate Professor, Departments of Sociology and Middle Eastern Studies
512-232-6311
charrad@austin.utexas.edu
Charrad's research addresses women's rights, Islamic law, and citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa. She is available to speak generally about the crisis in Egypt and share commentary about Egyptian women fighting back against sexual assault.

Civil Uprising and the Egypt Conflict

Yoav Di-Capua
Associate Professor, Department of History
512-475-7259 (office); 512-965-8142 (cell)
ydi@mail.utexas.edu
Di-Capua researches Arab intellectual history, including modernism and the rejection of modernism in 20th-century Arab thought. He is available to discuss the impact of the civil uprisings in Egypt.

Cultural and Political Revolution

Samer Ali
Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies
(Available by email only)
saali@austin.utexas.edu

Ali teaches courses on Arabic literature, art, culture and politics. He is available to share commentary on various topics related to the crisis in Egypt.

National Security

Ami Pedahzur
Professor, Department of Government
512-232-1452 (office); 512-363-6387 (cell)
pedahzur@austin.utexas.edu
Pedahzur is an expert on terrorism, counterterrorism and political extremism. He is available to discuss topics relating to national security and terror threats.

International Journalism

Glenn Frankel
Director and Professor, School of Journalism
512-471-1845
glenn.frankel@austin.utexas.edu
Frankel is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and author of two books, including Beyond the Promised Land: Jews and Arabs on the Hard Road to a New Israel (Simon & Schuster, 1994). As former chief of the Jerusalem and London bureaus for the Washington Post, he can speak about topics related to journalism and the press.

Terrorist Organizations in the Middle East, and U.S. Counterterrorism Law and Policy

Robert Chesney
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Charles I. Francis Professor, School of Law
512-232-1298
rchesney@law.utexas.edu

Chesney teaches and writes about U.S. counterterrorism law and policy, both in relation to current events and in historical perspective. Chesney contributes to the Lawfare blog at http://lawfareblog.com and is on Twitter as @bobbychesney.

For more information, contact: University Communications, Office of the President, 512 471 3151.