“U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008: VIEWS THE ARAB WORLD”
Chair: Dr. Abderrahim Foukara − Washington Bureau Chief, Al-Jazeerah International and former longtime BBC Correspondent
Speakers: Washington-based correspondents the Arab press and analysts covering the Arab world
Mr. Hisham Melhem − Washington-based correspondent for Annahar, the leading Lebanese daily, Al-Qabas, the Kuwaiti daily, and Radio Monte Carlo in France. He is currently the host of “Across the Ocean”, a weekly talk show for Al-Arabiya.
Ms. Dalia Mogahed − Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, a nonpartisan research center dedicated to providing data-driven analysis on the views of Muslim populations around the world. With John L. Esposito, Ph.D., she is coauthor of the book Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think.
Mr. Mohamed Elmenshawy – Editor-in-Chief of Taqrir Washington. Before joining Taqrir Washington, Elmenshawy worked as the managing editor for Global Issues, an Arabic-language bimonthly publication. He also served as a Washington correspondent for the daily pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Alawsat where he covered the White House, the State Department, and Congress.