Matt Buehler, assistant professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, can discuss the rising and threat of ISIS. Buehler is a specialist in politics of the Arab world. He has spent a considerable amount of time researching and living in North Africa, Syria, and the Persian Gulf with a research specialization in Islamist politics, democratic transitions, and authoritarianism. Most of his fieldwork was conducted during the Arab uprising and associated events in 2010-2011. For more information, visit

Buehler can be reached at [email protected] and (865) 974-7045.