Board of Directors

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.

Professor Raymond Baker, Professor of International Politics, Trinity College (CT) and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, The American University in Cairo. Professor Gerhard Beestermöller, Professor Emeritus of Theological Ethics at the Luxembourg School of Religion and Society (in Luxembourg) and former Deputy Director of the Institute of Theology and Peace in Hamburg, Germany, expert in political ethics and peace ethics.
Professor Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, Professor of Psychology at the University of Haifa, critical theorist, expert on religion and secularism in Israel.
Professor David Goa, Professor in the Religious Studies and Philosophy programs at the University of Alberta, The King’s University, Saint Stephen’s College, and Newman Theological College in Canada; areas of research are art, Christian faith and modernity, and the engagement of ultimate questions in a “post-Christian” age. Professor Emilio González-Ferrín, Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Seville; former Staff Member of Middle Eastern Studies at St. John’s University (New York); Visiting Professor at the Vancouver School of Theology (Canada) and the International University of Andalusia (Spain); President of the Gordian Andalusia Foundation (Seville).
Randa Fahmy Hudome, Esq., President Fahmy Hudome International, LLC; former U.S. Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy, and Counselor, United States Senate. 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.
Professor Richard Judd, President Emeritus, Central Connecticut State University; Member, Cyprus Policy Center Advisory Board; Vice President, Global Partnership, Iraq International University. Professor Ghada Karmi, Honorary Research Fellow and Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, UK; author and leading commentator on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Peter Kelly, Esq., Senior Principal, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., Hartford and New Haven, CT; Chairman, International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), Washington, DC. W. Patrick Lang, Jr., Retired senior officer of U.S. Military Intelligence and U.S. Army Special Forces (The Green Berets).
Professor Norton Mezvinsky, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of History, Central Connecticut State University; Middle East expert. Professor Gloria Morán, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Law, Religion and Public Policy (Derecho Eclesiástico del Estado) in the Faculty of Law at the Universidade da Coruña, Spain; legal scholar and canon lawyer.
Timothy C. Moynahan, Esq., Attorney, Moynahan & Minnella; specialist in the First Amendment, Bill of Rights and constitutional principles, criminal legal defense, and international biotechnology law. Mustafa Ergün Olgun, Coordinator, Consultative Council of the Presidency of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus; expert on Cyprus, CR consultant.
Issam Michael Saliba, Esq., Legal consultant in international law, Beirut, Lebanon and Washington, DC. Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, Scholar of Judaism, international speaker, author, and pulpit rabbi, expert on the ideology of Zionism and its negative relationship to Judaism.
Professor Fuad Sha’ban, Vice President, Yarmouk Private University, Syria; Professor of Literature and Translation, Petra University, Jordan. Professor Don Wallace, Jr., Esq., Chairman, International Law Institute and Professor of International Law, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Professor Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘ (in memoriam), Holder of Chair in Islamic Studies, Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities, University of Alberta (Canada). Dr. Fouzi El-Asmar (in memoriam), Author, poet, and leading journalist in the Arab world on Israeli-Palestinian affairs.