Samuel Helfont, FPRI Adjunct Scholar, is the author of Yusuf al-Qaradawi: Islam and Modernity (Moshe Dayan Center, 2009) and the FPRI monograph The Sunni Divide: Understanding Politics and Terrorism in the Arab Middle East. He is a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow in Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, where he is pursuing a Ph.D.
Aaron Rock is a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow in Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. His research focuses on Islamic religious authority in twenty to twenty-first century Egypt.
Eric Trager, FPRI Associate Scholar, is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania in political science, where his research focuses on Egyptian opposition parties. He was in Egypt during the 2011 anti-Mubarak revolts, and his writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and The New Republic, among many other publications. He graduated from Harvard University in 2005 with a degree in Government and language citations in Arabic and Hebrew.