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.