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The Dubai Initiative is pleased to invite you to a reception to introduce to the Harvard community the Dubai Initiative Fellows and Associates of 2011. Karam Dana, Justin Dargin, Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Mehrangiz Kar, Noora Lori, Nimah Mazaheri, Annie Tracy Samuel and Radwan Ziadeh. Refreshments will be provided. ________________________________________ Karam Dana Dr. Karam Dana received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. Currently, he is a faculty member at Tufts University, where he teaches courses on Middle East History and Politics. His interests include Muslim political behaviour in non-Muslim democracies, the role of economic security in creating an environment of political stability (or instability) in the Arab Middle East and the role of technology in shaping the societies of the developing world. ________________________________________ Justin Dargin Justin Dargin is a Research Associate with the Dubai Initiative. He is a specialist in International Law and Energy Law, and a prolific author on energy affairs. He specializes in carbon trading, the global oil and gas market, the legal framework surrounding the Gulf energy sector and Middle Eastern geopolitics. ________________________________________ Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Dr. Salehi-Isfahani is a Dubai Initiative Research Associate, Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech and Non-Resident Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. His research is in demographic economics and the economies of Iran and the Middle East. ________________________________________ Mehrangiz Kar Ms. Kar is a former Dubai Initiative Research Fellow and practiced law in the Islamic Republic of Iran for 22 years, while also working as a journalist and publisher of women's rights and human rights. She is the recipient of several human rights awards, including the Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize 2002. ________________________________________ Noora Lori Ms. Lori is a Research Fellow at the Dubai Initiative and a Ph.D. student in Comparative Politics and a George Owen Fellow at the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. ________________________________________ Nimah Mazaheri Dr. Mazaheri is an assistant professor of political science at Tufts University. His research interests center on comparative political economy with a focus on developing countries, oil and energy sectors, and private sector development.He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 2011. ________________________________________ Annie Tracy Samuel Ms. Tracy Samuel is a Ph.D. candidate in history at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and a junior research fellow at TAU's Center for Iranian Studies. Her doctoral dissertation examines the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Iran-Iraq War and analyzes how the Guards have documented the war and their roles in the conflict. ________________________________________ Radwan Ziadeh Dr. Ziadeh is a Dubai Initiative Associate, the founder of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, and a founding member of the Syrian National Council, as well as Director of its Foreign Relations Office.