Atef A. HassanInternational President
Laila AlhusiniInternational Vice President
Ray HananiaInternational Executive Director
Delinda Curtiss HanleyInternational Board Director (USA)
Dr. Sahar KhamisInternational Board Director (USA)
Renée AheeInternational Board Director (USA)
Khalil E. HachemInternational Board Director (USA)
Hossam AbdelkaderInternational Board Director (Egypt)
Marwa MacboulBoard Secretary (Egypt)
Sameh AlhadiBoard Treasurer (USA)
Atef Hassan is a journalist, trainer and media consultant based in Cairo, Egypt. He’s been working as the Middle East Correspondent for Mergermarket, a London-based news wire for 11 years and has covered almost all major business events in Egypt as well as some in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Ethiopia, India and the UK. Previously, he’s worked in the Cairo office of the Saudi Al-Jazirah newspaper and on a number of local newspapers in Minya, Egypt. As a trainer, Atef has worked for numerous organizations including the Washington-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ.) Atef is currently preparing his PhD in the use of user-generated content in the newsrooms
the United States in 2001. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1989, MBA degree in 2012 , currently pursuing a Master in online journalism and Mass Communication , and and has more than 15 years of experience in print and broadcast journalism. She contributed to the business news service Zawya, a Thomson Reuters Company with a focus on the Middle East. She also worked as a reporter for the BBC World Service and the Associated Press before migrating to the USA in 2000. In 2007, Alhusini established the US Arab Radio, a national radio program, which broadcasts in Arabic and English. Through this initiative, she communicates with a vast audience based in the United States and Canada, and presents a variety of political, economic, and social programs on a daily basis. As the host of three US Arab Radio programs, Alhusini continues to interview national and international politics leaders as well as business and academic guests, with a mandate to unify Arab and American communities and their diverse audiences. Alhusini was the recipient of the Arab American Business Woman Award of the year 2015 from Arab American Women’s Business Council.
She also received the YMCA Western Wayne County Women of Achievement Award in Communication/Arts (2011).She was formally recognized by the American Arab Women’s Community Network for playing an important role in the community in the field of Media and Communication (2012). Alhusini was also nominated as Goodwill Ambassador for TMIPU in Media & Women’s Rights on behalf of the Multipurpose Inter Parliamentary Union of the Middle East Region (2014). Alhusini and her team have recently launched the US Arab Media, as a parent company with two main services: the US Arab Radio and an online news portal, which covers top stories of interest to the Arab American community. Website: www.arabradio.us
Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist, author and standup comedian. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and www.TheDailyHookah.com. Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem. He is a weekly columnist with the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers covering Chicagoland, Illinois and the Midwest.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania
Click here to visit this link to read Ray’s columns at the Arab News Newspaper.
Delinda Curtiss Hanley is news editor and executive director of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, a 76-page nearly monthly magazine with the largest circulation of any Middle East related publication in North America. The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, features insightful analysis of the political, economic, and historical realities of the U.S.-Middle East relationship. Each colorful issue is packed with special reports on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq, current Middle East issues and grassroots activism in the U.S. and abroad. The magazine is important to every Muslim- and Arab-American organization because it is the only publication that reports on every group’s symposiums, lectures, dialogues and activities. The magazine also focuses on U.S. lobbying groups involved in crafting U.S. policy.
Delinda Hanley spent most of her childhood in the Middle East accompanying her foreign service officer father Richard Curtiss, co-founder of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. After attending the American University in Washington, DC, and American University of Beirut, she earned a degree in education from the University of Maryland. She joined the Peace Corps and taught English in the Sultanate of Oman. She stayed for three additional years to work in the Musandam Province of Oman as a consultant for a development project. After several years of teaching in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, she returned the United States in 1988 to work as an editor and picture researcher for a publisher of historical magazines. In 1996 she came to work for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and is now the executive director and news editor. She writes extensively for the magazine on an array of topics and her stories have also been published in the Arab News, Saudi ARAMCO World, the Minaret, Islamic Horizons and other U.S. magazines, including the Jewish Spectator. She has written extensively on Palestine Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Libya, the emergence of the Muslim voice in Arab politics, and fairness in the mainstream American media. Ms. Hanley has given talks at various conferences and demonstrations across the United States and Canada
Associate Professor of Communication
Affiliate Professor of Women’s Studies
Affiliate Professor in the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
University of Maryland
Bio: Dr. Sahar Khamis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an expert on Arab and Muslim media, and the former Head of the Mass Communication and Information Science Department in Qatar University.
Dr. Khamis holds a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Manchester in England. She is a former Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. She is the co-author of the books: “Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and “Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Additionally, she authored and co-authored numerous book chapters, journal articles and conference papers, regionally and internationally, in both English and Arabic.
She is the recipient of a number of prestigious academic and professional awards, as well as a member of the editorial boards of several journals in the field of communication, in general, and the field of Arab and Muslim media, in particular. Dr. Khamis is a media commentator and analyst, a public speaker, a human rights commissioner in the Human Rights Commission in Montgomery County, Maryland, and a radio host, who presents a monthly radio show on “U.S. Arab Radio” (the first Arab-American radio station broadcasting in the U.S. and Canada).
President of Ahee Communications, a public relations firm in Metropolitan Detroit since 1999. This will be Renée’s first time as host but she has been a frequent visitor to U.S. Arab Radio.
Renée holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marygrove College and a master’s degree in corporate finance from Walsh College.
In addition to her leadership in many community organizations throughout her career, Renée spent five years as executive director of the National Arab American Medical Association and a year as CEO of the Arab American Women’s Business Council, which she co-founded.
Khalil E. Hachem, editor and publisher of Yamichigan.com, one of the fastest growing digital business magazine in the Middle Eastern-American communities in Michigan. Khalil brings more than 18 years of journalistic experience, including working as a government reporter for the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Beaumont Enterprise in Beaumont, Texas, and the former Ann Arbor News, in Ann Arbor Michigan that closed in 2009.Khalil received various awards and recognitions for his in-depth reporting on local, national and international news.
Khalil is also a diversity trainer, establishing programs to mitigate cultural differences between the Middle Eastern communities and the community at large, including training for law enforcement, healthcare, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Khalil has a bachelor degree in Political Science, political theory, from the University of South Florida, with studies in English literature, creative writing, journalism, world geography and American Civicl War and reconstruction.
He has a masters degree in diplomacy and conflict resolution from Norwich University, with studies in Islamic rights and the U.S. Constitutions.
Khalil is a sought after speaker, presenter, MC and commentator, with presentations about Islam and the west and American foreign policy. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows nationally and internationally.
He has authored more than 3,000 news articles and commentaries and is currently working on a novel that is set in the Middle East and a book on the positive outlook of true Islam.
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Deputy Editor of October Magazine. Chief in Editor of US Arab Radio website. Chief Editor of Amwague online newspaper www.amwague.com. Media Consultant at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Cultural activity Supervisor at Bibliotheca Alexandrina Book Fair since 2009. Writer at Al-Ahram Web at www.gate.ahram.org.eg. Freelance writer for several Egyptian and Arabic newspapers and websites. An active member at the Egyptian Journalists’ syndicate. Electronic press specialist and media training instructor at Alexandria University. Have several researches and studies in the fields of Digital Culture and Internet. Electronic Press Specialist and Media trainer at Alexandria University.
Holder of B.A in English literature, translation and linguistics at the University of Alexandria and carried out per-master studies in applied linguistics. English news anchor at the Egyptian state’s radio station since 2007. program announcer in Arabic at a local radio station. Correspondent for few Egyptian radio stations. owner of an accredited translation office.
Sameh Elhadi have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from All Shams University Egypt 1994,he has more than 10 years experience in Media communication and Public Relation, human right, immigrants and refugees rights activist well known in the Arab American community.
Mr. Elhadi had an experience working overseas at the Arab League of States as the international relations director for the Arab tourism organization also have a lot of interaction with local and National issues that affect the relationship between the United States and the Arab world became an immigrant’s about 10 years ago working as a business service consultant at the city of Detroit.
Also he Worked as a multi culture consultant for the Census Bureau in several projects deaths related to the Arab American community.