Professor Abdallah Schleifer is a veteran journalist who covered the Middle East for U.S. and Arab media for more than forty years. Throughout his career, Professor Schleifer’s contributions to highlighting the Middle East in the media have been substantial. Professor Schleifer served as the Washington D.C. bureau chief for Al Arabiya News Channel, and former Cairo bureau chief for NBC News. He was also the founder and first editor of the electronic journal Arab Media and Society and one of the thirty-four members of the Leadership Group of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project. Schleifer was recently appointed to the Executive Board of C-1 World Dialogue.