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Elliott Abrams

Expert in Foreign Policy; Served in the State Department During all Eight Years of the Reagan Administration

An expert on U.S. foreign policy around the globe and a top White House adviser on Middle Eastern issues, Elliott Abrams has served in major foreign policy positions for two…

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Mahnaz Afkhami

Founder and President of Women's Learning Partnership, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies and the former Minister of Women's Affairs in Iran's Pre-Revolution government

Mahnaz Afkhami is Founder and President of Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies, and former Minister of State for Women's…

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Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad

Expert on the Muslim World and Islamic Political Thought

An expert on the Muslim world and on Islamic political thought, Dr. Ahmad is a professor of political science  and an editor of a number of scholarly Islamic journals in…

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Dr. Yonah Alexander

Serves as a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Director of its International Center for Terrorism Studies

One of the world's leading authorities on terrorism, Professor Alexander was the founder and editor of Terrorism: An International Journal and has published fifty books on the subject of international…

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Renowned Political Leader; Human Rights Activist; Best-selling Author

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. The daughter of a political opponent of the Somali dictatorship, Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up in exile, moving from Saudi…

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Karen Armstrong

Author and Thinker on the Role of Religion in the Modern World

Karen Armstrong is the most original and inclusive speaker on the role of religion in the modern world. Her bestselling books, including "A History of God," and sought-after talks examine…

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Lloyd J. Austin III

General, U.S. Army (Ret.), and Former Commander of U.S. Central Command

Lloyd J. Austin III General, U.S. Army (Ret.), and Former Commander of U.S. Central Command General Austin is a retired U.S. Army General with nearly 41 years of military service.…

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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner

Best-Selling Author of over 50 works, ranging from philosophy to Jewish Law

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner is the best-selling author of over 50 works, ranging from philosophy to Jewish Law. He is considered to be a prominent voice on current events and topics…

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Rudi Bakhtiar

Producer for Reuters in Washington, D.C. She is likely best known for anchoring CNN Headline News Tonight, a prime-time national three-hour news cast in the United States

Rudi Bakhtiar is an Iranian-American journalist, producer for Reuters in Washington, D.C. Being born in the United States, Rudi moved back and forth between U.S. and Iran. Her family settled…

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Michael Bassin

Author, book titled "I Am Not a Spy" The true story of an idealistic young American Jew who goes deep into the Arab world & the Israeli army

Michael Bassin has traversed the Middle East as a journalist, businessman, soldier, student, and traveler.  His Middle East expertise has made him a frequent speaker to groups and organizations with…

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John Batchelor

Author and Host of The John Batchelor Show Radio News Magazine

On September 12, 2001, the day after the fall of the Twin Towers, WABC-AM in New York City recruited John Batchelor to go on the air until Osama bin Laden…

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David Bellavia

Writer, Radio Host at WBEN, Unapologetic American, Veteran Advocate, President of EMPact America. Author of "House to House: A Soldier's Memoir"

Former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia spent six years in the U.S. Army, including some of the most intense fighting of the Iraq War. His book, "House to House" brings…

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Naftali Bennett

Israeli Politician who has led the right-wing religious The Jewish Home party since 2012. He has served as Israel's Minister of Education since 2015 and Minister of Diaspora Affairs since 2013

Naftali Bennett was born in 1972 to American Jewish immigrants and was raised in Haifa, where he attended Yavne Yeshiva High School in Haifa. In the army Bennett served in…

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Michael Berenbaum

Scholar, Professor, Rabbi, Writer, and Filmmaker, who specializes in the study of the Holocaust

Michael Berenbaum is a writer, lecturer, and teacher consulting in the conceptual development of museums and the development of historical films. He is director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring…

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Ronen Bergman

Senior Correspondent for Military and Intelligence Affairs, Yedioth Ahronoth, Tel Aviv

Dr. Ronen Bergman is a senior political and military analyst for Yedioth Aharonoth, Israel’s largest circulated daily newspaper and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine– writing extensively…

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