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- Akbar Ahmed chair of Islamic studies at American University
- Abderrahim Foukara Washington burea chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.
- Aaron David Miller public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; former advisor to six U.S. Secretaries of State on Arab-Israeli negotiations; author, most recently of "The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace"
- Shibley Telhami Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, and author of "The Stakes: America in the Middle East" (Westview Press)
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