Interviewees

INTERVIEWEES MAIN   \   SYRIA

Muhammad Al-Bouty
Syria
Muhammad Al-Bouty
Sunni Cleric
Damascus, Syria
Sadiq Al-`Azm
Syria
Sadiq Al-`Azm
Professor of Philosophy
Damascus University
Damascus, Syria
Sadiq al-`Azm is emeritus professor of Modern European Philosophy in the University of Damascus. During his career he taught, not only in Damascus and Beirut, but also at Harvard, Princeton and the University of Hamburg (visiting professor in 1998). ... [more]
Omar Amiralay
Syria
Omar Amiralay
Filmmaker
Damascus, Syria
Omar Amiralay is a Syrian documentary film director and prominent civil society activist. He is noted for the strong political criticism in his films and played a prominent role in the events of the Damascus Spring of 2000. His films include a trilo ... [more]
Ibrahim Hamidi
Syria
Ibrahim Hamidi
Bureau Chief
Al-Hayat Newspaper
Damascus, Syria
Ibrahim Hamidi is the Bureau Chief of Al-Hayat Newspaper in Syria. Hamidi holds a similar position for LBC TV, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation. Previously, he served as the Bureau Chief for Al-Hayat Daily and Al-Wasat Weekly in Damascus, weekl ... [more]
Khalid Mish`al
Syria
Khalid Mish`al
Head of Political Bureau
Hamas
Damascus, Syria
Khalid Mish’al has been the head of the Political Bureau of Hamas since 1996. He was born in Ramallah in 1956, and displaced from 1967 to Kuwait, where he remained until 1990. Mish’al became involved in Palestinian and Islamic activism in his univers ... [more]
Ramadan Abdullah Shallah
Syria
Ramadan Abdullah Shallah
Secretary General
Islamic Jihad
Damascus, Syria
Ramadan Abdullah Shallah is the Secretary General of Islamic Jihad. Previously, he was involved with secular-nationalist organizations, and joined the Shqaqi-Awda faction in the early 1980s. Shallah fled from Gaza in the early 1980s, and studied in t ... [more]
Buthaina Sha`ban
Syria
Buthaina Sha`ban
Minister of Expatriates
Government of Syria
Damascus, Syria
Buthaina Sha’ban is Minister of Expatriates in Syria, and writer and professor at Damascus University since 1985. Before assuming her current ministerial position. Sha’ban was Director of the Press Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Syria. ... [more]
`Imad Shu`aibi
Syria
`Imad Shu`aibi
Political Analyst
Damascus, Syria
Mahir Tahir
Syria
Mahir Tahir
Secretary General
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFL
Damascus, Syria
Mahir Tahir is the Secretary General of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Based in Damascus, Tahir is also the editor of the PFLP magazine, Al-Hadaf. [more]
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