Team

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Zachariah Mampilly
Co-Founder

Zachariah Mampilly is the Marxe Endowed Chair of International Affairs at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, CUNY. Previously, he was a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Vassar College. In 2012/2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War  (Cornell U. Press 2011) and with Adam Branch, Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change (African Arguments, Zed Press 2015). He is the co-editor of Rebel Governance in Civil Wars  (Cambridge U. Press 2015) with Ana Arjona and Nelson Kasfir; and Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory (Praeger 2011) with Andrea Bartoli and Susan Allen Nan.

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Hisham Aidi
Co-Founder

Hisham Aidi is Senior Lecturer at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is the author of Redeploying the State (Palgrave 2008) a comparative study of market reform and labor movements in Latin America, and co-editor along with Manning Marable, of Black Routes to Islam (Palgrave 2009); and author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture (Pantheon 2014).  He was also a researcher and consultant at the United Nations Development Program for the Human Development Report (2003-2004).  As a cultural reporter, his work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation and The New Yorker. Aidi is the recipient of the Carnegie Scholar Award (2008), the American Book Award (2015), the Hip Hop Scholar Award (2015) and the Soros Racial Justice Fellowship (2020).  He is currently a scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, working on a project titled "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Afro-Arab World."

Marc Lynch
Co-Founder
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Maia Roseval
Program Assistant

Marc Lynch is a Professor of Political Science and international affairs at George Washington University. He served from 2009-2015 as director of the Institute for Middle East Studies. He is the founder and director of the Project on Middle East Political Science. He is also a non-resident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a contributing editor at the Monkey Cage blog for the Washington Post. He is the co-director of the Blogs and Bullets project at the United States Institute of Peace. In 2016, he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

As the Program Assistant of PASR, Maia Roseval works to promote the digital presence of the organization, assist in the creation of PASR's podcast, and help coordinate programs and events. She is also a Community Planning Fellow for the Fund for the City of New York, where she assists a community board with environmental planning related projects. She is currently pursuing an MPA degree at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, CUNY. She has a keen interest in sustainability, and how to aid local governments in the creation of equitable and sustainable communities through meaningful policy implementation. She also actively contributes research on climate change communication strategies to The New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC).