For Expert Commentary on the Violence in Egypt

  • August 15, 2013

For Expert Commentary on the Violence in Egypt

  • August 15, 2013

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is making its scholars available to provide expert commentary on the latest clashes between the Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood.  For assistance, contact Eli Gilman at 215-732-3774, ext. 255 or egilman@fpri.org.

Tally Helfont is the Managing Director of FPRI’s Program on the Middle East.  Her current research focuses on the Levant, regional balance of power, and radical ideologies therein.  She conducted research in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the summer of 2011, about which she also authored several articles. Office: 215 732 3774, ext. 218 or thelfont@fpri.org

Barak Mendelsohn, FPRI Senior Fellow, is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Haverford College, where he teaches courses on Jihadi movements and on the Middle East. He is author of Combating Jihadism: American Hegemony and International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism (University of Chicago Press, 2009). He received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. Email: bmendels@haverford.edu

Edward Turzanski is the FPRI John Templeton Fellow and serves as Co-Chairman of FPRI’s Center for the Study of Terrorism.  Turzanski is also a Senior Scholar with the American Institute for History Education (AIHE).  He has extensive experience in the US intelligence community, with service in the Middle East and Central Asia.  Since 9-11, he has appeared regularly on more than four-dozen media outlets throughout North America offering commentary on national security, intelligence and terror-related issues. On December 11, he is speaking on “The Three Biggest Threats to American Security.”  Email: edward.turzanski@comcast.net

Sean Yom, FPRI Senior Fellow,is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University His research broadly focuses on authoritarianism and development, and he is now finishing his first book on state-building and political order in the post-colonial Middle East.  At Temple, he teaches courses on Middle East politics, comparative political regimes, and democracy in the modern world.  He received his Ph.D. at Harvard (2009) and thereafter completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford. Email: sean.yom@temple.edu