Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi is a student at Brasenose College, Oxford University, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, and a Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum. His articles have been published, among other places, in the Middle East Quarterly, BBC News, al-Ayyam (Damascus), the American Spectator, Daily Star (Beirut), Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, and Kurdish Globe (Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan). He has been widely cited in international media outlets for his insight on developments in Iraq and Syria, including Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, The Daily Telegraph, New York Times, and Washington Post.
Bahareh Hedayat is a human rights activist who has spent over six years in an Iranian prison for "insulting" Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and for "actions against national security, propagation of falsehoods, mutiny and illegal congregation." Hedayat is the longest serving female prisoner of conscience in Iran.