Matthew Heinrichs is currently pursuing a Master's degree at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, Sweden. He recently completed fieldwork in Lebanon related to his course.
Rola El-Husseini is an associate professor with the department of political science at Lund University. Her first book Pax Syriana: Elite Politics in Postwar Lebanon was published by Syracuse University Press in 2012. The book analyzed power-sharing in Lebanon in the post-civil-war period (1989–2005), and examined the role of Syrian hegemony in underpinning the stability of the Lebanese state.