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Dr. Haytham Albizem
Dr. Haytham Albizem is a board certified cardiologist in five specialties and once named one of “America’s Top Cardiologists” by the Consumer Research Council.
With over 15 years of experience in clinical and interventional cardiology, his practice focuses on optimizing circulatory health for his patients. He has also published numerous works in medical journals and served as a presenter in national peer meetings. Dr. Albizem’s board certifications include cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. He is an esteemed fellow in the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. In addition to this, Dr. Albizem is a humanitarian philanthropist who devotes his time and resources to improving the lives of countless people throughout the world. Dr. Albizem founded Global Justice to unify the Syrian American diaspora, and other diaspora communities in the United States and globally in their shared objectives to bring justice to those who need it most.
Vice President - Project Manager
Maissa Kabbani is the Founder and President of Civilization Foundation and the Co-Founder and Vice President of Global Justice.
She was awarded the 2017 Dubai Pioneer’s Award for her humanitarian work, which continues to be a driving force in her daily life. Maissa has carried out humanitarian efforts working with Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and has been recognized for successfully connecting Syrian American organizations to Syrians and groups on the ground In liberated areas of Syria and has organized many visits to these liberated areas. Maissa has a Master’s of Business Administration in Healthcare. She received the Northern New Jersey Consortium Award for Medical Laboratory Technology Education and has been published in the American Journal for Clinical Pathology for her efforts in laboratory efficiency and management.
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Born in Damascus Syria he graduated from Damscus University Medical School
He completed his training in Internal medicine at State University of New York in Buffalo New York, and completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology from the Chicago Medical school, he is in practice of Hematology and Oncology at Baptist Cancer Center in Columbus Mississippi, he has been active in the Syrian American community advocacy and humanitarian relief efforts, he is on the board of Kayla List.
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Dr. Riyad Naasan Agha
Senior Political Advisor
Syrian thinker and statesman
the former Minister of Culture in Syria, the Syrian Ambassador to Oman and the UAE, and the former official spokesperson for the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian opposition. Born in Idlib in 1947, he graduated from the Department of Arabic Literature at the Faculty of Arts, University of Damascus. He pursued further studies in Islamic Philosophy and submitted a master’s thesis titled “The Arab Contribution to the European Renaissance.” He then presented his doctoral dissertation at Baku University on “Media and Globalization.” This work was later published as a book by Dar Al-Fikr in Beirut in 2001 under the title “Between Politics and Media.”
He has published numerous books on politics, arts, literature, and philosophy.
Some of His Notable Works Include:
• “Between Politics and Media,” published in Lebanon.
• “Between Politics and Culture,” published in Syria.
• “Between Politics and Arts,” published in Egypt and Syria.
• “Between Politics and Literature,” published in Saudi Arabia and Syria.
• “From the Fragrance of Memory,” published in Egypt.
• “Arabs and the Challenges of the 20th Century,” published in Syria.
• “The Summit and the Issues of the Nation,” published in Syria and Egypt.
• “From the Aroma of Sham,” published in Syria.
• “Wandering in Time,” published in Syria.
• “Wandering in Place,” published in Egypt.
• “A Point of View,” published in Syria.
• “Civilizational Visions,” published in Egypt.
• “Muscat: Authenticity and Modernity,” published in Muscat.
Television Programs: He produced a range of television series, including “Poets of the Arabic Language,” “The Poetry and Poets,” “Diwan Al-Hamasa,” “Fields of Rhymes,” “Luminaries of Contemporary Literature,” “The Tale of Conquests,” “Luminaries of History,” “The Knowledge Patio,” “A Point of View,” “Illuminated Letters,” “Trials in the Balance,” “Samar Nights,” “Development: Issues and Prospects,” “The Cultural Forum,” among many others.
Most notably, he produced a cultural variety series titled “A Hundred Years of Creativity,” spanning 130 television hours, and another series titled “Dialogue with Arts,” consisting of 50 television hours.
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Dr. Osama kadi
Senior Economic Advisor
Osama Kadi is an economic & administrative advisor. He lectured macroeconomic, and business at University of Michigan UFM, Baker College, and
Davenport University in Michigan State and was the director of the MBA program, and professor in the Faculty of Strategic Management, Marketing, and Administrative Change at IEU in the UAE. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and Pre-Master Diploma in Economics and Planning from Aleppo University, and Diploma in Supply Chain from Canada and Master and Ph.D. degrees in Economics, and MBA from USA. He was chosen by Atlantic Council in Washington DC, as a core team of “Rebuilding Syria: Reconstruction and Legitimacy program. He was the president of Concordia College for Medical, Administrative and Technological Sciences in Canada, and the CEO and consultant in many organizations. He is the president and founder of Syrian Economic Task Force SETF that published more than 30 Economic Reports about Syria. He always appears on media to analyze international and Syrian economic subjects. He has many books, the last of which are two books published in 2022, “The Economic Root of the Syrian Revolution” and the “Syrian Economic Misery: The Reality of the Syrian Economy 2021-2022”
Senior Political - Media Advisor
Ibrahim Al Jabin is a Syrian Journalist, researcher, novelist, poet and TV presenter, based out of Germany.
He currently resides in Germany and is a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the German Federation of Journalists (DJV). He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Nida Post (based in Istanbul) since 2021 and as a senior editor of Al Arab newspaper (based in London) since 2013. He previously served as editor-in-chief of the “Damascus” think tank in London and was founder and editor-in-chief of “Spot Light,” “Al-Mubki,” “Al-Ittijah Al-Khar,” and “Al Domary” newspapers based in Damascus. Ibrahim has published several research papers, novels and poetic works, Among them are “Diary of a from Damascene Jew” and “Orientis Oculus”. He has also produced several documentaries and films which have appeared in Al Jazeera and Alaraby TV, among other networks.
Senior Political Advisor
* Former professor and dean at Damascus University (1987-2011)
* An unwavering voice for democratic reforms in Syria.
* Most recently served as member and spokesperson for the Syrian Negotiation Commission.
* played a pivotal role in shaping discussions surrounding the Syrian peace process as an official on the Syrian press team during the Syrian-Israeli peace negotiations.
* Earned his doctorate at Georgetown University in 1986.
* Formerly served, as head of Syria’s English-language speaking channel, and as director of the Syrian Media Center in London 2003-2005
– Participated in the establishment of RT “Arabic” Moscow. 2006
* After 2011, taught at the American university, -Madaba- Jordan
-Istanbul university- Turkey
-author of several books and hundreds of articles
– guest on Arabic and foreign tv channels.
Dr. David Adesnik
Is a senior fellow and the director of research at FDD, where he is responsible for the oversight of FDD publications and the supervision of FDD’s team of research analysts.
His own research focuses on Syria and Iran, especially their illicit oil trade and Iran’s use of proxy forces to project influence across the region. Previously, David served as policy director at the Foreign Policy Initiative and was a visiting fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. For two years, he served as deputy director for Joint Data Support at the U.S. Department of Defense, where he focused on the modeling and simulation of irregular warfare and counterinsurgency. He also spent several years as a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses. In that capacity, he spent four months in Baghdad as an operations research and systems analyst for Multinational Corps – Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. David has been the recipient of fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Harvard University, and the University of Virginia. His work has been published in Foreign Policy, The Weekly Standard, The National Review, The Washington Free Beacon, The Washington Quarterly, Forbes, and Fox News. He has served as a commentator on several cable television networks and radio programs. David holds a PhD and an MA in International Relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. His dissertation focused on the Reagan administration’s approach to democracy promotion. He received his BA in History from Yale University, from which he graduated summa cum laude.