Geneive Abdo, Steven A. Cook and Mark Tessler discuss Muslim Views of the West at the Council on Foreign Relations. Steven Simon presides.
Geneive Abdo is the Liaison for the Alliance of Civilizations at the United Nations.
Her work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune. Ms. Abdo has been a commentator for the BBC, NPR, CNN and PBS.
Steven A. Cook
Steven A. Cook is Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as U.S.-Middle East policy. Dr. Cook is the author of Ruling But Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007). He is currently writing a book about the United States and Egypt.
He has published widely in a variety of foreign policy journals, opinion magazines, and newspapers including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Democracy, The Weekly Standard, Slate, The New Republic Online, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and the International Herald Tribune. Dr. Cook is also a frequent commentator on radio and television.
Prior to joining the Council, Dr. Cook was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution (2001–2002) and a Soref research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (1995–96). Dr. Cook holds a BA in international studies from Vassar College, an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and both an MA and PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Arabic and Turkish and reads French.
Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow For Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations.
Award-winning coauthor of The Age of Sacred Terror and The Next Attack. Former Director for Global Issues and Senior Director for Transnational Threats at the National Security Council. Current work examines the consequences of the American intervention in Iraq, Muslim/non-Muslim relations, and the role of religion in U.S. foreign policy.
Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor Of Political Science, Director, International Institute, Vice Provost for International Affairs, University Of Michigan.
Professor Tessler is President of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, located at the Smithsonian Institution.
He is also on the Steering Committee of the Palestinian American Research Center, another CAORC member; editor of the Indiana University Press series in Middle East Studies; and past President of the Association for Israel Studies.
His prior university administrative experience includes the direction of two Title VI National Resource Centers: the University of Wisconsin Joint Center for International Studies at Milwaukee and Madison, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Arizona.