Rafik Abdessalem the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia.
Ramon Blanco is a Researcher and Professor at the Federal University of Latin-American Integration (Brazil), where he coordinates the Peace Studies Research Group and also the Chair in Peace Studies.
Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His books include “Searching Jenin”, “The Second Palestinian Intifada” and his latest “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story”.
Rasul Bakhsh Rais Professor of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, Lahore and editor of the book “State, Society and Democratic Change in Pakistan”
is a specialist in Chinese affairs.
Reem Kassim and Hiba Bouzid are both Qatar University International Affairs alumna and Dr. Layla Saleh is professor at the same university.
Resul Serdar Ata? is the managing editor of TRT World, in Turkey.
Richard Javad Heydarian is a Manila-based academic, and a political science Professor at De La Salle University and Ateneo De Manila University. He is also a columnist for Manila Bulletin and the author of “Duterte’s Rise: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy” (Palgrave, New York).
Former U.S. Ambassador to Algeria from 2006 to 2008 and to Syria from 2010 to 2014 and currently senior fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington.
is Professor of Government at Georgetown University in Qatar, and author or editor of nine books including “Desert Kingdoms to Global Powers: The Rise of the Arab Gulf” (Yale University Press: 2016).
Professor of Strategy at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, ,of Middle East Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East at the University of Pittsburgh.His recent co-edited book with “From Chaos to Cooperation” (2017).
Rwoda Al-Naimi and Najla Al-Naimi are graduate students taking part in a research project "Perceptions of Qatar’s Winning the Bid to Host the FIFA 2022 World Cup”, led by Dr. Larbi Sadiki professor at the College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University.