Hadi Fathallah, blog curator, is an economist and policy adviser focusing on food security, energy, trade and political risk. He is a fellow of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell University, and holds an Executive Masters in International Oil and Gas Leadership from the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Hadi is a Global Shaper from the Erbil Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Follow Hadi on Twitter @Hadi_FAO


Tamara Struk, editor, currently works at The Atlantic Philanthropies where she bridges internal strategic work by helping design evaluations and communicating the lessons learned during Atlantic’s final years as a limited life organization. She is a program designer, project manager, and a fellow of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs with a focus on human rights, social justice, and international development in emerging markets. Follow Tamara on @TamaraStruk


Nancy Ferguson, editor, is a program manager at Partners In Health focused on policy design and support for low-income countries around non-communicable diseases and bringing care to their poorest citizens. She is a fellow of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs with a focus in international development, and a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin school.


Abdullah Fahrizal Siddik, contributing author, works as a Senior Consultant at an Indonesian consulting firm. He is a keen observer on nationalism, fundamentalism, and religious pluralism. Rizal is a fellow of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell University and holds a Masters in Southeast Asian Studies from Cornell University. Follow Rizal on Twitter @rizalsiddik.


Anto Mohsin, contributing author, is an assistant professor in residence in the Liberal Arts Program at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). He received his PhD in science and technology studies (STS) from Cornell University. Prior to joining NU-Q, he held a Henry Luce Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian Environmental Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.


Raymond Woo, contributing author, is a management consultant at a global consulting firm, focusing on public sector consulting such as international development, investment policy and regulatory reform. Apart from his consulting career, Raymond has years of experience in legal and policy research, journalism and education. Among others, he has worked as a Teaching Assistant in Public International Law at Osaka University, a researcher on international political economy at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), an intern in the Rule of Law Unit at the United Nations Secretariat and a researcher for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), New York. Originally from Malaysia, Raymond is currently based in Tokyo, Japan, and has a keen interest in current affairs, writing articles on international law, international development, public policy and economics in various publications in English as well as Japanese. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University, where he pursued a Master of Public Administration and concentrated on International Development Studies (Law and Development) at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA). He holds a Bachelor of Law from Osaka University, Japan, where he specialized in Public International Law.


Froilan Malit, contributing author, is a GCC migration policy researcher at American University of Sharjah. Froilan’s primary research interests focus mainly on state, temporary labor migration, guest worker programs, and low-skilled labor in the GCC/MENA region. He has conducted field-based studies on runaway Filipina domestic and construction workers, and worked with various governments, local and international organizations (including International Organization for Migration), public policy consulting firms, think-tanks, academic research institutions in the MENA region on labor migration topics. He has written various policy articles for Migration Policy Institute, Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies, and Gulf Labor Markets and Migration (forthcoming). Froilan is a fellow of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell University and holds a Masters in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. Follow Froilan on Twitter @froilanmalit

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