Laurence Louër (Sciences Po) - "Shi'a and the State in the Gulf Monarchies"
Juan Cole (University of Michigan) - "Sectarianism or Class Conflict? The ISIL Crisis"
Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason University) - "The Future of Pluralism in Iraq"
Paul Lubeck (Johns Hopkins-SAIS) - "Explaining the Boko Haram Insurgency"
Dina Khoury (George Washington University) - "The Meanings of Martyrdom in Iraq"
Christopher Anzalone (McGill University) - "Historical Memory, Piety, and Politics: 'Sectarianization' of Syria's Civil War"
Roger Owen (Harvard University) - "The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life"
Jasser Auda (Qatar Foundation-Faculty of Islamic Studies, Center of Islamic Legislation and Ethics) - "The Arab Uprisings, Islam, and Equal Citizenship: Current Debates"
Carrie Rosefsky Wickham (Emory University) - "Islamist Movement Change in the Arab World"
Daniel Brumberg (United States Institute for Peace) - "Islamists and Identity Politics in the Arab Spring"
Hassan Abbas (National Defense University) - "Who Will Determine the Future of Pakistan: Extremists, Liberals, or the Military?"
Robert Crews (Stanford University) - "Cosmopolitanism and Religious Politics in Afghanistan"
Manal Omar (United States Institute for Peace) - "Barefoot in Baghdad"
Talha Kose (George Mason University) - "The Politics of Alevi Identiy in Turkey"