Shaazka Beyerle "is Senior Advisor of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. She was previously a writer, with expertise in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Until 2004, she covered the Middle East and Southern Africa for WorldView Magazine (National Peace Corps Association). She has published articles/op-eds on people power, the Middle East, foreign affairs, culture, literature, nonfiction, and art in Al Hayat/Dar Al Hayat, European Affairs, Europe Magazine, Foreign Policy, The Independent, Washington Times, Washington Diplomat, and WorldView Magazine, and has been cited in Al Ahram, Newsday, and Reason magazine." 
"Prior to moving to the Middle East, Ms. Beyerle was the founding Vice President of The European Institute, a leading Washington-based public-policy organization devoted to transatlantic affairs. She holds an M.A. in International Relations from George Washington University, a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and conducted graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh." 
- "Biography", Accessed December 2006.