Read about the panelists debating the proposition "Islam Is Dominated by Radicals" in the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
PANELISTS FOR THE MOTION
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is the vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the author of My Year Inside Radical Islam. He consults for a number of clients who need to be at the forefront of understanding terrorism, including the Manhattan Institute's Center for Policing Terrorism.
Paul Marshall joined the Hudson Institute as senior fellow in the Center for Religious Freedom in 2006. He has held many professorships and is author and editor of 25 books on religion and politics. He also has published several hundred articles and has been interviewed on many television outlets.
Asra Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, is the author of Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam. She is a professor in the practice of journalism at Georgetown University, leading the Pearl Project, a faculty-student investigation into the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan.
PANELISTS AGAINST THE MOTION
Reza Aslan, a writer and scholar of religions, is a fellow at the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy, Middle East analyst for CBS News and assistant professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. Aslan is co-founder and creative director of BoomGen Studios and editorial executive of Mecca.com, a community for Muslim youth.
Richard Bulliet, a professor of history at Columbia University, specializes in the history of Islamic society and institutions and the history of technology. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization. Bulliet's scholarship is known for questioning the assumed roles technology, religion and politics play in society.
Edina Lekovic is the communications director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a national public policy organization that works to create inroads for Muslim-American political and social engagement. Lekovic acts as a spokeswoman for the American Muslim community to media outlets, government officials, interfaith leaders and community groups.
Robert Siegel, a senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered, got started in radio news when he was a college freshman in 1964. As a host, Siegel has reported from Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Israel. Before joining All Things Considered in 1987, Siegel served for four years as director of NPR's News and Information Department.