This web platform is called Civil Strategies because citizens are the heart and power of society. I am motivated as a glocal citizen by the premise that from the voiceless and vulnerable to the loudest and strongest, society runs better with little-d democratic or just plain "good enough governance" and people’s interests at the center. This consultancy, from diaspora strategizing to conflict mediation, international diplomacy and development, is reinforced by a variety of association and volunteer work. 

Key professional affiliations:

  • American Society for Public Administration (immediate past chair, Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East)

  • Arab American Institute (National Policy Council member)

  • International diaspora Engagement Alliance

  • Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation Community of Practice

  • Public Diplomacy Council (former Board member, Secretary)

Key social justice and multi-faith involvement:

  • Montgomery County (Maryland) Office of Community Partnerships Middle Eastern American Advisory Group (chair)

  • Action In Montgomery

  • Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

Sometimes I feel like a walking non-profit, and that adds to my motivation, because there’s so much compelling work to be done. If I can help you strategize in your community, I invite you to email and look forward to a discussion.