The Collapse Of Europe, The Rise Of Islam and the Consequences for the United States
       
   

BIOGRAPHIES

 
 
  Panelists:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Born in Somalia, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a former member of the Dutch parliament and author of the best seller Infidel (2007). Her much publicized efforts to expose the plight of Muslim women in Europe resulted in great public debate - a controversy which eventually framed her decision to depart the Netherlands. She is currently a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. (http://www.ayaanhirsiali.web-log.nl/)
Henryk Broder
Henryk Broder is a German journalist and author who focuses on German-Jewish topics, Israel and the German left. He is a reporter for the weekly magazine Der Spiegel. His most recent book Hurray - We Surrender! deals with German and European appeasement towards Islam and became a bestseller.
(http://www.henryk-broder.de/startseite/startseite.html)
Claire Berlinski
Claire Berlinski is an academic, journalist and novelist. Receiving her Ph.D. from Oxford University in England, she has lived and worked in Britain, Thailand, Laos and now resides in both Turkey and Paris. She is the author of Menace in Europe (2006). (http://www.berlinski.com )
Brian Carney
Mr. Carney is a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal. He previously served as the editor of the editorial page for The Wall Street Journal Europe and of the Journal Europe's Business Europe column. In 2003, he received the Frederic Bastiat Prize for Journalism.
Phyllis Chesler
Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D., is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies (City University of New York), the author of thousands of articles and of thirteen books including the international best sellers Women and Madness, The New Anti-Semitism, and The Death of Feminism. Her work has been translated into many European languages and into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Hebrew. Her archives reside at Duke University and she maintains an influential website (www.phyllis-chesler.com).
Marc Cogen
Marc Cogen Ph.D.is a professor of international law at the Law Faculty of Ghent University, Belgium. He specializes in
the law of armed confict, international law and common foreign and security policy of the Europen Union. He is currently an advisor to the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Greg Davis
Gregory M. Davis, Ph.D., is the author of Religion of Peace? (World Ahead 2006) and, with Bryan Daly, producer and director of the feature documentary Islam: What the West Needs to Know (Quixotic Media 2006).
(http://www.whatthewestneedstoknow.com)
Leon de Winter
Leon de Winter has become one of the most successful of contemporary Dutch writers, film writers and producers. His works have focused on contemporary European identity and he has become an outspoken critic of what he believes to be Europe’s appeasement of Muslim militancy.
(http://www.leondewinter.nl/boekboek/show/id=88089)
Arnaud Dotézac
Arnaud Dotézac is a professor of law in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has a background in the law of religions, especially Islamic law, and the law of armed conflict. He is a lecturer and member of the Swiss Center for Military History and Prospective. His work focuses on the means for addressing Muslim disaffection with European democratic values. (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Arnaud+Dotezac+&btnG=Search)
Afshin Ellian
Afshin Ellian Is a Dutch/Iranian poet and professor at the Faculty of Law of Leiden University in Holland. An Iranian dissident, he is a renowned columnist for the leading Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad, a published poet and philosophic author. Ellian’s literary criticism and advocacy of human rights and democracy are considered to be a part of both the European and Middle Eastern debates. ( http://afshinellian.blogspot.com/)
Hugh Hewitt
Hugh Hewitt is the host of a daily nationally syndicated talk radio show heard in more than 100 cities across the country. He is a Professor of Law at Chapman University Law School, the Executive Editor of Townhall.com, and one of the country’s most widely read bloggers at www.HughHewitt.com
Philippe Karsenty
Philippe Karsenty is a French journalist and media critic. After a brief foray into French politics in 2002, he founded Media Ratings, the first ever French media rating agency. Media-Ratings has paid particular attention to the failure of the French media to document the rise of militant Islam in France. ( http://www.M-R.fr )
Robert Kaufman
Robert Kaufman, Ph.D., is professor of Public Policy at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. He is the author of Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics (2004) and earned his Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University as well as a J. D. from Georgetown University. (http://www.pepperdine.edu/pr/media/experts/topic.htm?tid=172)
Sally McNamara
Sally McNamara is a Senior Policy Analyst in European Affairs at The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. She specializes in U.S.-European relations, with particular focus on economic reform policy, trade issues and the War on Terrorism. Ms. McNamara previously worked as Chief Parliamentary Aide to Roger Helmer in the European Parliament in Brussels. (http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/SallyMcNamara.cfm)
Douglas Murray
Douglas Murray is a bestselling author and commentator based in the UK . His most recent book is the critically acclaimed Neoconservatism: Why We Need It (SAU, UK: Encounter Books, US). His articles have appeared across the international media. He also appears regularly across the broad cast media, and lectures around the world. He is Director of the recently founded Centre for Social Cohesion in London. ( http://www.socialcohesion.co.uk/blog/)
Daniel Pipes
Daniel Pipes, Ph.D., is an academic and journalist and Director of the Middle East Forum whose writings on Islam, Europe and the threat to the West have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. His website, www.danielpipes.org, is the single most accessed internet source of specialized information on the Middle East and Islam. (http://www.danielpipes.org/)
Dennis Prager
Dennis Prager is one of America’s most respected radio talk show hosts. His popular daily show is syndicated nationally and airs live, Monday through Friday, from his home station, KRLA, in Los Angeles. Widely sought by television for his opinions, he has appeared on Larry King Live, Hardball, Hannity & Colmes, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many other programs. (http://www.dennisprager.com/)
Mark Steyn
Mark Steyn is the author of America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It, a New York Times bestseller and Number One in Canada. He is a columnist for National Review and The Chicago Sun-Times and his writing on politics, war, arts and culture is syndicated around the world. ( http://www.marksteyn.com/)
Wafa Sultan
Wafa Sultan Ph. D., is a psychologist and a Syrian born immigrant to the United States. She gained particular notoriety for her appearances on Al-Jazeera Television in 2005 and 2006 when she delivered a scathing indictment of her native culture for its oppression of women, and its hatred and envy of non-Muslims. In 2006, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people “whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world.” (http://wafasultan.org/)
Ibn Warraq
Ibn Warraq is a best-selling author and scholar, born in Pakistan, and educated in Great Britain. His name is a pseudonym adopted by a long chain of Muslim dissidents throughout Islamic history. He is the author of Why I Am Not a Muslim, and the forthcoming book Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism (Prometheus Books, August 2007.) (http://www.secularislam.org/blog/SI_Blog.php)
James Q Wilson
James Q Wilson is the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University in California, and a professor emeritus at UCLA. From 1961 to 1987 he was a professor of government at Harvard University. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in 2003.
(http://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/academics/faculty/wilson/)
   
  Moderators
David Baron
Rabbi David Baron is the rabbi of Temple of the Arts at the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills. It is the largest entertainment industry synagogue in the United States. He is the author of numerous volumes including "Moses on Management" published by Simon & Schuster and serves on the board of directors of the Jewish National Fund.
Andrew G. Bostom
Andrew G. Bostom, M.D., M.S. (Providence, RI), is the author of the highly acclaimed The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases at Rhode Island Hospital, the major teaching affiliate of Brown University Medical School.
Avi Davis 
Avi Davis is an atttorney , journalist and documentarian who writes and lectures about Israel, the Middle East and European affairs. His writing has been published widely around the world. He is the senior fellow of the American Freedom Alliance and the co-ordinator of the Collapse of Europe conference.
Richard (“Dick”) McDonald
Richard (“Dick”) McDonald is the author of the Rise of Theory of Economics and “Make the Poor Rich”. His background is in the field of taxation, macro economics and the use of taxation as a tool for social engineering.
Larry Greenfield
Larry Greenfield is the California Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition and a noted lecturer on American Foreign Policy. He has served in the Armed Forces of the United States in Naval Intelligence and earned his BA in political science from UC Berkeley and his Law Degree from Georgetown University.
David Horowitz
David Horowitz is a nationally known author and lifelong civil rights activist. He is President of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and editor of www.frontpagemag.com . His latest books include Indoctrination U, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, Unholy Alliance and Left Illusions.
Evan Sayet
Evan Sayet is rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand speakers in the country.
His lecture to the Heritage Foundation on how Modern Liberals "think" has become a phenomenon with over a quarter million viewers on youtube alone. His book, "Regurgitating the Apple: How Modern Liberals 'Think'" will be published by Regnery in April.
Roberta Seid
Roberta P. Seid, PhD, specialized in European Social History and taught Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the America Israel Demographic Research Group (AIDRG), which exposed the false myths about Palestinian and Israeli demography, and she is the Education/Research Director for StandWithUs, an education and advocacy organization. Dr. Seid has published books and articles in all these fields, and is currently teaching the history of Israel at the University of California, Irvine.
   
 
       
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