- Professor Aslı Bali
Aslı Bali is a professor of law and the director of the Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA. She specializes in international human rights law, arms control, and comparative constitutional law of the Middle East. Bali holds a PhD in politics from Princeton and a JD from Yale.
- Ambassador (Ret.) Chas W. Freeman Jr.
Chas W. Freeman Jr. is a senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He is the former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs. He served as vice chair of the Atlantic Council; cochair of the United States–China Policy Foundation; and president of the Middle East Policy Council.
- Professor F. Gregory Gause III
Gregory Gause III is the John H. Lindsey ’44 chair, professor of international affairs, and head of the International Affairs Department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University. Dr. Gause received his PhD in political science from Harvard University.
- Professor Bernard Haykel (Chairman)
Bernard Haykel is a historian of the Arabian Peninsula and a scholar of Islamic law and Islamic political movements. He is professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University, where he is also director of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. He earned his DPhil in oriental studies from the University of Oxford.
- Dr. Edward L. Morse
Ed Morse is the global head of commodities research at Citigroup. He has worked as a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; served as the deputy assistant secretary of state for Energy Policy; and been in management at Phillips Petroleum Company. In addition, he is a cofounder of PFC Energy, a former publisher of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, and president of Energy Intelligence Group. He is chair of the New York Energy Forum and a member of the advisory board for the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.