Steven Kull discusses America's Image in the Muslim Worlds at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.
Dr. Christine Fair
Christine Fair is a senior research associate in United States Institute of Peace's (USIP) Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention, where she specializes in South Asian political and military affairs.
Prior to joining USIP in April 2004, she was an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Much of her research has been concerned with security competition between India and Pakistan, Pakistan's internal security, analyses of the causes of terrorism, and U.S. strategic relations with India and Pakistan.
She has conducted several analyses for the U.S. government, including an assessment of Indo-U.S. army-to-army relations; an examination of political Islam and its recent developments in Pakistan and Iran; and a comparative study of urban terrorism and state responses in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and India.
Steven Kull, Director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) and the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA), is a political psychologist who studies world public opinion on international issues.
He directs the PIPA/Knowledge Networks poll which conducts ongoing surveys of the US public, plays a central role in the BBC World Service Poll of global opinion and is directing a major study of social support of anti-American terrorism in Islamic countries. His articles have appeared in Political Science Quarterly, Foreign Policy, Public Opinion Quarterly, Harpers, The Washington Post and other publications.
His most recent book, co-authored with I.M. Destler, is Misreading the Public: The Myth of a New Isolationism, (Brookings). He regularly appears in the US and international media and gives briefings for the US Congress, the State Department, NATO, the UN and the EC. He is a faculty member of the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Shibley Telhami
Shibley Telhami is a Professor of political science at the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds the Anwar Sadat chair for Peace. He is a specialist in the politics of the Middle East, especially the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Telhami was born into an Arab family in Israel. He is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and English. He is the author of numerous books, and writes op-ed pieces from time to time in various periodicals. He also appears on radio (often C-SPAN and NPR) and television (often on public affairs programs such as This Week and Nightline).