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SAM BAHOUR

 

Sam Bahour is a Palestinian-American, born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and is managing partner of Applied Information Management, a consulting firm specializing in business development with a niche focus on start-ups and providing executive counsel. Sam returned to Palestine when the Oslo process began and he was instrumental in the establishment of two publicly traded firms: the Palestine Telecommunications Company and the Arab Palestinian Shopping Center. As a Palestinian businessperson, Sam has learned firsthand the totalizing nature of the Israeli occupation. He is currently an independent director at the Arab Islamic Bank and an advisory board member of the Open Society Foundations’ MENA Office. Bahour serves in various capacities in several community organizations, including co-founder and board chair of Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (AVPE), board member of Just Vision in New York, board member and policy adviser at Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, and a secretariat member of the Palestine Strategy Group (PSG), among others. He writes frequently on Palestinian affairs and has been widely published in leading outlets. He is co-editor of HOMELAND: Oral History of Palestine and Palestinians (1993), tweets at @SamBahour and blogs at www.epalestine.ps

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