Learn more about the incredible speakers that will be hosting the various events at this year's Convention and Gala! We're excited to have these quality emcees hosting their respective events and hope you look forward to hearing from them. If you have not registered for the event, click here to get started!

Rowan Alkaysi

Rowan Alkaysi

Rowan Alkaysi is Project Manager for the DC Government, managing the design and construction of school modernization projects […]
Lana B. Nassar

Lana B. Nassar

Lana B. Nassar is an associate in the San Diego, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice […]
Cori Bush

Cori Bush

Cori Bush is an activist, nurse, and community leader who is redefining what it means to be a […]

Joyce Karam

Joyce Karam is senior news editor at Al-Monitor, the source of independent, original news and commentary about the […]

Diala Qasem

Diala Qasem, currently serves as a Senior Legislative Advisor on Capitol Hill for Rep. Andre’ Carson; her policy […]

Mohammed (Mo) Maraqa

Mohammed (Mo) Maraqa is an experienced and passionate data analytics executive specializing in empowering communications and nonprofit organizations through […]

Jasmine Hawamdeh

Jasmine Hawamdeh is currently the Manager of Communications at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a civil rights organization dedicated […]

Ziad El-Foty

Ziad El-Foty is a filmmaker, digital agency owner, and academic. He holds his bachelor’s in English literature and film […]

Serena Rasoul

Serena Rasoul founded MA Casting, a casting agency that casts, consults, and advocates for MENA and Muslim talent in […]

Yasmine Amin-Zaki

Yasmine Amin-Zaki is a Senior Legal Counsel at Bechtel Corporation. Formerly, she was a lawyer at ArentFox Schiff […]

Jon B. Alterman

Jon B. Alterman is a senior vice president, holds the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and […]

Jim Moran

Jim Moran is the Founder of Moran Global Strategies. Jim represents clients in the areas of defense, government contracting, trade, […]

Huwaida Arraf

Huwaida Arraf is an attorney and human rights activist, known for her involvement in legal and grassroots initiatives for Palestinian […]

Dima Khalidi

Dima Khalidi is the Founder and Director of Palestine Legal, where she oversees the organization’s legal and advocacy work aimed at […]

Omar Baddar

Omar Baddar is a political analyst, digital producer, and human rights advocate based in Washington, DC. He holds an M.A. […]

Dr. Lara Sheehi

Dr. Lara Sheehi is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the George Washington University. She is the founding faculty […]

Tamim al-Barghouti

Tamim Al-Barghouti is a Palestinian poet widely read throughout the Arab World. His poetry readings are attended by […]
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