• Vitaly Naumkin, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies and a Political Adviser to the UN envoy to Syria
  • Hassan Nafaa, Professor of Political Science and Former Head of the Department of Political Science at Cairo University
  • Adnan Hayajneh, Professor of Political Science at Qatar University
  • Zahra Babar, Associate Director for Research at the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Ilyas El-Omari, General Secretary of the Authenticity and Modernity Party in Morocco
  • Tarik Yousef, Director of the Brookings Doha Center