Cynthia P. Schneider is a nonresident senior fellow with the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. She is also a distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy at Georgetown and co-directs the university's Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. She leverages her passion for arts and culture to support a number of initiatives, including MOST Resource (Muslims on Screen and Television), which grew out of the Arts and Culture Leaders Dialogue sessions she convened at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum. As a co-convener of the inaugural Action Group at the 2014 U.S.-Islamic World Forum, Schneider played a leading role in the successful launch of the Timbuktu Renaissance Initiative. | View Full Bio