Fatima Alasrar is a Senior Analyst with the Arabia Foundation. Prior to joining the Arabia Foundation, Alasrar was the MENA director for Cure Violence, a research associate at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, a Mason fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, and an international policy fellow at the Open Society Foundations. From 2006-2012, she worked as an advisor for the Embassy of Yemen in Washington, DC and early in her career, served as a program officer for the Department for International Development (DFID) in Yemen.
Nervana Mahmoud is a doctor and commentator on Middle East issues. Mahmoud started blogging and writing on Middle East issues after the Egyptian revolution in 2011, and has contributed to several outlets, including The Telegraph, Al-Monitor, Now Lebanon, Egypt’s Ahram and Daily News Egypt. In November 2013, she was featured as one of the BBC’s 100 women of the year. She has also given several talks on Egypt, women’s rights and radicalism in various institutes, and has featured in many radio and TV interviews.