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International Advisory Board
The following is the core list of our “Advisory Board” who have been invaluable over the years (and still are) in providing us with all kinds of support in shaping U.S foreign policy towards Lebanon.
We thank them tremendously for their relentless dedication and sincerely hope that this “Inner Circle” of true American and Lebanese patriots will only grow larger with time.
Ziad K. Abdelnour, President & CEO, Blackhawk Partners, Inc.; Founder and President, United States Committee for a Free Lebanon (USCFL),, Member of the Board of Governors, Middle East Forum; Former President of the Arab Bankers Association of North America.
Fouad Abou Nader, President Liberty Front
Lt Colonel Rudy Atallah, East Africa Policy Director and Africa Counter-Terrorism Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Foreign Area officer for Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Chris Battle, Partner at Adfero Group and manager of the firm’s Homeland Security practice working with both public and private sector clients seeking to make an impact with key decision makers in Washington.
Ilan Berman, Editor, Journal of International Security Affairs
Dave Bossie, President Citizens United
Chuck Brooks, Formerly White House appointee to serve as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for The Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Currently Advisory Board Member to Blackhawk Partners, Inc.
Thomas Patrick Carroll, Writer/speaker on espionage, intelligence, foreign affairs and the Middle East.
John Castle, Chairman and CEO, Castle Harlan ; a multibillion dollar private equity fund based in NYC.
Dory Chamoun, Lebanese politician who leads the National Liberal Party. Prominent member of the Qornet Shehwan Gathering, a coalition of politicians, academics, and businessmen who oppose the pro-Syrian March 8 Alliance and Syrian influence in Lebanon
Fouad Chartouni, President of Kensico Properties, a real-estate holding company in New York.
Wael Chehab, Founder and CEO, Cedar Capital Management, Inc.; a New York based hedge fund. Current President of the Arab Bankers Association of North America.
Angelo Codevilla, Formerly a staff member of the Select Committee on Intelligence. Currently professor of international relations at Boston University and Vice Chairman of the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors.
Paula Dobriansky, Formerly Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs and Associate director at the U.S Information Agency.
Thomas Dodd, Chief Development Officer, Leadership Institute
Rachel Ehrenfeld, Director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy and the Center for the Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law.
Akram Elias, Founder and President of Capital Communications Group; a Washington D.C.-based firm that provides services in public diplomacy, cross-cultural communication, and international business networking.
Amir Farman-Farma, Investment veteran of over 15 years at Connexion Capital; a London based alternative investment advisory firm.
Frank Gaffney, Formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration; Founder and Director of the Center for Security Policy.
Gary Gambill, Editor of Mideast Monitor; Former Editor in Chief of the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin
Farid Ghadry, Co-founder and President of the Reform Party of Syria
Olivier Guitta, Adjunct Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Counterterrorism and Foreign Affairs consultant in Washington D.C.
Joseph Hakim, Trustee and Senior Vice President of the International Christian Union
Boutros Harb, Lebanese leading Parliament Member
Wadih Jordan, President of NearEast Pharma and Trustee of the board of directors of Beirut based Lebanese American University.
Matthew Levitt, Director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and professorial lecturer in International Relations and Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Previously deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2005-07) and previously worked in anti-terrorism at the FBI.
Daniel Lubetzky, Founder of PeaceWorks Holdings LLC, a business corporation pursuing both peace and profit, and the OneVoice Movement; an international mainstream grassroot movement aiming to amplify the voice of the silent majority of moderates who wish for peace and prosperity.
Chibli Mallat, Human rights lawyer and former candidate for the presidency in Lebanon.
Rod Martin, Founder and Chairman, TheVanguard.Org
Alijandra Mogilner, Middle East Security Expert
Fadi Nahas, Founding and Board member, ACT FOR LEBANON
Ziad Nassar, Co-Founder, We Win Inc., Lebanese American activist.
Daniel Nassif, News director of Al Hurra, the U.S.-funded Arabic satellite television news network created in 2004, and director of its sister network, Radio Sawa, launched in 2002.
James Phillips, Heritage Foundation Research Fellow with more than two decades experience examining foreign policy and security issues.
Daniel Pipes, Founder and director, Middle East Forum and Campus Watch. Author of 18 books on the Middle East. Work having been published by many newspapers across North America, including the Washington Post, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Served as Advisor to Rudolph Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign.
Danielle Pletka, Vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
Joseph Puder; Founder, Executive Director, Interfaith Taskforce for America
Robert Rabil, Director of graduate studies and Assistant professor of Middle East studies at the Florida Atlantic University's Department of Political Science. Author of Embattled Neighbors: Syria, Israel, and the Elusive Peace (Lynne Rienner, 2003) along with Syria, the United States, and the War on Terror in the Middle East (Praeger, 2006).
Michael Rubin, Resident scholar in foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
Jonathan Schanzer, Director of policy at the Jewish Policy Center. Former counterterrorism analyst at the U.S. Department of Treasury and research fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Harvey Sicherman, President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and former aide to three U.S. Secretaries of State.
Stanley Weiss, Founding Chairman, Business Executives for National Security
Mey Wurmser, Director, The Center for Middle East Policy, Hudson Institute
Glenn Yago, Director, Capital Market Studies, Milken Institute