Dr. Terry Regier is Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Berkeley in 1992, and was then on the faculty in psychology at the University of Chicago for several years, before moving back to Berkeley. He is a member of the governing board of the Cognitive Science Society. His research explores the relation of language and cognition in computational terms, and he has published widely on this topic. He also has a specific interest in political language use concerning the Palestine question and the Arab world generally, and has published on this topic in Middle East Journal and the Journal of Palestine Studies.