The Officers

The mission of ICMES is to inform and enlighten American citizens and the West concerning current states of mind in the Middle East and to inform and apprise governmental, non-governmental organizations, and citizens of present and current dangers, hazards, and threats of concern to the Middle East and global communities.

ICMES is serving in advocacy, education, and conflict resolution roles that would pursue, promote and provide peaceful solutions, resolution, and outcomes of Middle East social, political, economic, cultural, and educational problems and concerns. The values of the organization hold a deep understanding of and respect for the historic, sociological, political underpinnings of the Middle East.

Chair: Professor Don Wallace, Jr., Esq., Chairman, International Law Institute and Professor of International Law, Georgetown University. President and CEO: Professor Norton Mezvinsky, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of History, Connecticut State University; Middle East expert.
First Vice Chair: Professor Richard Judd, President Emeritus, Central Connecticut State University (CT); Member, Cyprus Policy Center Advisory Board; Vice President, Global Partnership, Iraq International University. Vice Chair: Peter Kelly, Esq., Senior Principal, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., Hartford and New Haven, CT; Chairman, International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), Washington, DC.
Secretary: Issam Michael Saliba, Esq., Legal consultant in international law, Beirut, Lebanon and Washington, DC. Treasurer: Fernando Jimenez, Esq., International legal consultant, former General Deputy Delegate of the Spanish government to the Basque Country, with extensive civil service experience in international security, public policy and political transitions.