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Nathan Lean is a writer and scholar of the Middle East and director of research for the Pluralism, Diversity and Islamophobia project at Georgetown University's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. His research interests focus on Islam, Islamophobia, the Middle East, Muslim-Christian relations, and other issues. Lean's publications include The Changing Middle East: Power and Politics in an Age of Revolution (forthcoming 2015, with Jalil Roshandel), The Moral Psychology of Terrorism (2013, ed. with Jalil Roshandel), The Islamophobia Industry (2012), and Iran, Israel and the United States (2011, with Jalil Roshandel). His articles and op-eds have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Salon, CNN, Religion Dispatches, and the Huffington Post, among others. Lean holds a master's degree in International Studies from East Carolina University and a master's degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University.