Experts from the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East are available to comment on recent events in the Middle East and what they mean for US foreign policy:


Dr. Karim Mezran, Senior Fellow – Expertise in North Africa with a special focus on Libya

Dr. Mezran is a distinguished Libyan-Italian scholar and currently an adjunct professor of Middle East studies at SAIS. For the last eight years he has been the director of the Center for American Studies in Rome. Dr. Mezran holds degrees from SAIS (PhD); Sapienza University of Rome (JD); The George Washington University (LLM); Georgetown University (MA); and Hiram College (BA).


Dr. Michele Dunne, Director – Expertise in US policies in the Middle East, Egypt

Dr. Dunne previously worked in the White House on the National Security Council staff, on the US State Department’s Policy Planning Staff in its Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and as a diplomat in Cairo and Jerusalem. She previously worked as a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She holds a doctorate in Arabic language and linguistics from Georgetown University, where she has served as a visiting professor of Arabic and Arab Studies.

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