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Imad Moustapha
Syrian Ambassador to the United States

Imad Moustapha is the Syrian Ambassador to the United States since March 2004. Prior to that, he was Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Damascus, and Secretary General of the Arab School on Science and Technology. He is co-founder of the Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad (NOSSTIA), and was an active consultant to several international and regional organizations on Science and Technology policies in the Middle East (UNDP, UNESCO, ESCWA, ALECSO).

He was also a member of the Syrian team responsible for drafting reform strategies for the ministries of Culture, Education, and Higher Education.

Imad Moustapha is a versatile writer with a long list of publications; both in English and Arabic. Whereas he mainly writes on the political scene in Washington and on US policies, he also writes about books, art and music. He has published extensively in Teshreen, Abiad-wa-Aswad, al-Hayat, al-Ahram al-Douali, Forward, the LA Times, and the Washington Post. His list of publications includes more than 200 published articles. He has authored, co-authored and edited several books in English and Arabic. (The Echoes of Orpheus, Creativity out from the Windows of Hell, and Concurrent Engineering).
He is co-author of the UN sponsored Human Development Report in the Arab World (2003), which was widely quoted throughout the world.

He has appeared in almost all major US, British, Syrian, and Arab TV news programs and shows, and presented a large number of public lectures in various Arab and American cities.

He is also a blogger commenting on life, culture and friends in Washington (http://imad_moustapha.blogs.com).

Imad Moustapha holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Surrey, UK. He is fluent in both English and French with a moderate command of German.


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