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Full NameCity, StateArea of ExpertiseOrganizational Affiliation (if any)Any Additional Information
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Afeefa SyeedWashington, DCinternational development and faith leadership/culture, cultural anthropology, social entrepreneurship, womenSenior Educational and Cultural Advisor at USAIDFounder of Al-Fatih Academy (Islamic school)
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Ahlam HassanBrooklyn, NYYouth GroupsMAS
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Ahlam SaidNew York, NYYemen/Arab spring, digital organizing and community mobilization, political and issue-based advocacy campaigns, arts and culture
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Aidah Aliyah RasheedSan Francisco, CAFine Art / Art Education - History of Islam in America
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Ailya VajidWashington DC AreaIslamic Law, Sharia, Women in IslamKARAMAH - Head of Research DeptGraduate of Harvard University Divinity School
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Aisha RahmanWashington DC AreaDomestic violence in the Muslim community, Islamic lawKARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
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Aisha SultanSt. Louis, MOparenting, writing, media, technology, privacySt. Louis Post-DispatchColumnist, Editor, Speaker
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Aizzah FatimaNew York, NYMuslim women, Muslim-American identity, Sexuality, writing, acting
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Aliaa KhidrCharlottesville, VAQuran (balagha and tafsir)University of VirginiaShe is trained as a medical scientist, at the same time she has studied the Quran closely, native in the language of the Quran and has very good teaching skills
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Aliya KhabirPhiladelphia, PAUrban Islamic fiction, Public relationsUnited Muslim Masjid, AZK Communications, Gamma Gamma Chi Sorority, IncAliya Khabir has played a vital in the Philadelphia Muslim community. I have seen her MC the biggest event for Muslim women, the United Muslim Masjid annual recognition luncheon and fashion show, heard her oon the radio, and have seen her speak and moderate various panels.
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Amal KillawiDetroit, MImental health, marriage education, sexual healthFamily Youth Institute, Peaceful Families Project, Suhaibwebb.com
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Amanda ChandaOakland, CANutrition, Exercise, Post Partum exerciseFitrah Fitness
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Amanda QuraishiAustin, TexasInterfaith Dialogue, Progressive Politics, Homelessness, Political Activism, New MediaTexas Impact, MYNA, Mobile Loaves & Fishesamandaquraishi.com
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Amani Al-KhatahtbehNew Brunswick, NJPolitics, Culture, Social MediaMuslimGirlPrevious speaking engagements: Islamophobia in American society, downfalls of Jordanian youth movement, impact of social media on Arab Spring, role of women in Arab spring, cultural setbacks in obtaining information during Arab Spring
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Amany KillawiDetroit, MIAuthentic Youth WorkDetroit Minds and Hearts
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Ameena JandaliBerkeley, CATeaching Islam at Community College
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Ameena MatthewsChicago, ILViolence Interrupter, Peace Keeper, Guardian of CommunityCeaseFire - an initiative of the Chicago Project for Violence PreventionCeaseFire's Ameena Matthews explores how her tough inner-city upbringing informs her work as a peacemaker among Chicago's gangs. http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/407605/february-01-2012/ameena-matthews
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Ameena MeerNew York, NYAdvertising, Branding, MarketingTake-Out Media
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Ameena QaziFullerton, CACivil Rights, Law, Social Activism, Islam and SpiritualityCAIR
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Amina InloesLondon UKgeneralIslamic College, London
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Amina WadudBerkeley, CAIslamic FeminismStarr King School for the Ministry (GTU)Author of “Inside the Gender Jihad: Reform in Islam”
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Aminah McCloudIllinoisAmerican MuslimsThe Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
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Amira QuraishiPennsylvaniaSufism, American-Muslims, YouthI'm not sure if her number is outdated, but she is also sisters with Asifa Quraishi, who teaches Islamic law at U of Wisconsin.
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Ammerah SaidiDetroit, MIsocial justice in education, youthMAS, Detroit Minds and Hearts Programhttp://dmhfellows.weebly.com/meet-the-allies.html
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Amna AkbarNew York, NYCivil Rights, LawCity University of New York, School of LawIs doing outstanding work with the CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) Project helping empower the Muslim community to stand up for their rights.
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Angela E. Azar, MDMission Viejo, CAWomens Health/elderly care/family relationsSouthern California Afghan Women's Association/Western UniversityFocuses on Islam from perspective of medical ethics
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Ani ZonneveldLos Angeles, CAProgressive Muslim movementMuslims for Progressive Values www.mpvusa.orgAni sings and speaks about Islam from a progressive Muslim woman's perspective. www.a-n-i.net
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Anjuli SherinBerkeley, CATrauma, Somatic Psychotherapy, Psychology, Healing, Hypnotherapy, Self Esteem, Healthy Boundaries,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at HeartheldHealingwww.heartheldhealing.com
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Areeba Yasin Lafayette, CAYouth event MC, Youth ModeratorOPEN SV Youth Board Member, Public debating champion
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Arshia WajidChicago, ILProviding cultural competent care in Hospitals, Career counseling to get into Hospital Administration field, Starting non-profit organizationAmerican Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)Founder & Board Member, AMHP
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Asifa QuraishiWisconsinAmerican Muslims, Civil Liberties/Rights, Religion, U.S. PoliticsThe Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
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Asma BarlasIthaca, NYProfessor of PoliticsIthaca CollegeAuthor of "Believing Women" in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an
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Asma HanifBaltimore, MDdomestic violence advocateMuslimaat al-NisaaDirector of M-Al-nisaa
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Asma MirzaHerndon, VAactivism, financeMSA (former President), ISNA (current officer)MBA from Univ of MD College Park, Georgetown undergrad
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Asma UddinWashington DC AreaCivil Liberties/RightsThe Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
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Ayesha AkhtarChicago, ILself-esteem, media literacy, body imageHEART Women & Girls
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Ayesha MattuSan Francisco, CAWriter/Editor, American Muslim Voices, Love StoriesLove, Insha'Allah; Salaam, LoveLoveInshAllah.com
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Ayisha Jeffries CisseAtlanta, GaGender Equity, International Affairs/Public Policy/Spiritual PathAfrican American Islamic InstituteAffiliations w/Global Womens' Organizations and Advocacy
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Aysha WazwazIslamic Studies
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Azizah al-HibriWashington DCIslamic Jurisprudence and Human RightsKaramah
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Besma SultanToronto, OntarioPoetrySpeakout http://www.speakoutpoetry.com
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Bhawana KamilSanta Clara, CAInterfaith, Sharia, Women, Identity, Philosophy, EnvironmentMAS Bay Area
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Camile HelminskiSanta Cruz, CASufism, RumiThreshold Society
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Carmen Pai Daschke (Iman Zaineb)Atlanta, GAWorld Religions, Women in ReligionStrayer UniversityI am a professor of World Religions, Cultural Studies, and I am certified in Dispute Resolution
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Carolyn BaughPhiladelphia, PAArabic and Arabic literature, Islamic Studies, Gender in Islamic Law, Creative Writingformer UPenn Muslim ChaplainAuthor of "The View from Garden City" studied Arabic and Arab literature at Duke University. She has a a Master’s Degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Baugh is currently engaged in writing her doctoral dissertation on gender issues in early Islamic law.
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Cassandra WilliamsDubai, UAEYouth Empowerment, IslamShe's also an attorney.
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Celene Ayat LizzioBoston, MAWomen and Gender in Islam; Qur'anic Hermeneutics, Interreligious Dialogue, Islam in America, Family Law in Islam, and moreM.Div. Harvard Divinity School; Bachelors Princeton University; Professor at Merrimack College; PhD candidate at Brandeis UniversityFormer ISNA Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Fellow in Non-Profit Management
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Chantal CarnesRichmond, VAMaliki Fiqh, Comparative Schools of thought, Women in Islam Studies,Convert and well studied in Qur'an (ijaza') tafsir and classical sciences, mashAllah
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Chantal SundaramOttawa, CanadaPolitics, Racism, Immigration
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Colleen KeyesBerkeley, CAIslamic Studies, Edward Said Scholar, InterfaithZaytuna CollegeVP of Academic and Student Affairs at Zaytuna College
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Cynthia ArfkenMichiganHealthThe Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
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Daisy KhanNew York, NYamerican muslim demographicsASMAhttp://www.wisemuslimwomen.org/
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Dalia F. Fahmy, PhDNJ/NYIslamic Political Thought, Politics of the Middle East, Gender, Social MovementsLong Island UniversityAssistant Professor of Political Science
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Dalila Tahirovic
New York, NYEducation, English Literature, Theology, Religious Studies
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Deana HelmyOrange County, CAPersonal Enrichment, Islam
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Debbie AlmontaserNew York, NYDiversity, Conflict Resolution, Youth Development, Interfaith Relations, Coalition Building, Nonprofit Leadership Development, Women In Islam, Muslims in America Muslim Community Network
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Dian AlyanSan Jose, CAMarketing, starting a non-profit, managing a businessGiveLight
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Dijana SirovicaSan Francisco, CASociology of Family, Marriage, and IslamFatimiyya Islamic Center, SABA, MCA, SJSU MSAwww.dijanasirovica.weebly.com
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Dilshad D. AliRichmond, VAManaging Editor of Islam Portal and Editor-in-Chief of altmuslim Blogger at "Muslimah Next Door" Editor-in-chief of altmuslim at PatheosPatheosAlso writes extensively about her experiences as a mother to a son with autism
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Dina BadawyCharlotte, NCPublic Health, Women in Islam/Religion, Communications, Media, Community Organizing
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Dr. Aneesah NadirMesa, AZSocial Work, Marriage and Family Relationships, Establishing Social ServicesIslamic Social Services Association, USA
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Dr. Bano MurtujaToronto, OntarioVaried. Education, domestic violence, seerah, mentorship, teacher training, Adab, spirituality,SeekersHub, SeekersGuidance, SeekersWorks.
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Dr. Daa'iyah SaleemAtlanta, GAEducation
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Dr. Eren TatariOrlando, FLQuran, Islamic Spirituality, Islamic theology, Muslims in America, Islamic marriage and parentingRollins College, FL
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Dr. Fatimah JacksonChapel Hill, NCIslam, Biology, Anthropology, African American, Black Islam Institute of African American Research Web
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Dr. Julianne Gulhana HazenWashington DC AreaSufism, Contemporary Sufism in America and Britain, Islam in AmericaWorld Life Institute, Department of Islamic Studies; Niagara University, Department of Religious Studies; Georgetown University, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
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Dr. Kiran PervezNew York, NYMedia, politics, foreign policy, security, gender, South Asia, Pakistan, cultureMellon Fellow
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Dr. Laury SilversToronto, OntarioEarly Sufism, Early Pious and Sufi Women, Gender and Islam, Female Religious Authority in islamUniversity of Toronto
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Dr. Leyla Ozgur AlhassenFoster City, CAQur'anic stories
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Dr. Marwa AzabOrange County, CaliforniaIntersecting Islam & Psychology and biology. Neuroscientist, public speaker, life coach, contributor to HuffPost and Elephant Journal
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Dr. Nafisa SekandariPhoenix, ArizonaPsychology, mental health, Islam & psychology, women's health, women's issuesMH4M www.mentalhealth4muslims.comDr. Sekandari is an amazing and active clinical psychologist who speaks and writes regularly on various topics that affect Muslims from all different backgrounds. She is an exceptional therapist with a lot of wisdom and insight to offer.
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Dr. Noor HashemBaltimore, MDRepresentations of Muslims in Contemporary Literature; also, Creative Writing Mellon Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, English Dept.
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Dr. Sameera AhmedCanton, MIMuslim youth, mental health, personal developmentFamily Youth Institute, MASrecently co-edited a book titled Counseling Muslims
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Dr. Tahseen ShareefChino Hills, CAhealth and fitness, Islam, family relationships, women's well being and leadershipnone
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Dr. Talat KhanRancho Cucamonga, CAMedicine, Politics, Democratic PartyCalifornia Democratic Party, Al-Shifa Clinic
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Edina LekovicLos Angeles, CAPolitics, Women, Identity, Youth, etc.MPAC
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Engy AbdelkaderNew JerseyLaw, Civil RightsKaramah, ISPUExtremely knowledgeable, competent and an effective speaker.
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Essra MostafaviSacramento, CAInternational Enviromental & Sustainable DevelopmentMonterey Institute of International Studies
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Fadia AyoubiWashington DC AreaFiqh; Spirituality; Family
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Fadwa El GuindiDoha, QatarAnthropology; Women in IslamQatar University
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Fahmida AzadWashington DC AreaExperience teaching elementary school in Palestine; female empowerement initiatives; youth mobilizaitonAshoka Changemakers
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Faiza AliBrooklyn, NYCommunity & Interfaith OrganizingBrooklyn Congregations UnitedExceptional speaker, prominent young leader
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Farah HussainBoston, MABusiness (Marketing)MBA
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Farrah QaziOak Brook, ILHuman Rights, Domestic Violence, Interfaith Relations
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Fareeha KibriyaOrange, CAUrban planning, demographics and socioeconomicsAECOM, American Institute of Certified Planners, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design AccreditedMarried to a convert and has one daughter. Doesn't like pink.
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Farha HaqLos Angeles, CAEmployment DiscriminationU.S. Department of Labor
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Farha TahirWashington, DCCareers in Public Policy/Washington; College/Recent Grad; Africa; Public Policy; Muslim community activismN/AI was a public speaker in high school/very active in interfaith and social justice work; Was also heavily involved in MSA National, ALIM, Global Deaf Muslim, and several other Muslim organnizations
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Farhana KheraSan Francisco, CACivil RightsMuslim Advocates
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Farheen HakeemChicago, IL
Electoral Politics, Child Welfare (Fostercare), Women Empowerment, Girl/Youth organizing, Education, Affordable Housing, Ending Poverty Issues
Green Party
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Faris SosN/AWisdom, Health and Film
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Farrah N. KhanIrvine, CAInterfaith Development, Muslim Women in Today's WorldFirst Drops, SoCal Committee for the Parliament of the World's Religions
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Fatema MernissiN/AAuthor; Professor of Sociology
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Fatemeh FakhraiePortland, ORFeminism, Rights of Marginalized Communities, Social MediaFounder of Muslimah Media Watch
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Fatima AshrafAll overHealth policy, education policy, urban governance,Worked as a high level senior official inside bloomberg administration has tons of insight into running successful government programs and managing relationships with NGOs.
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Fatima NawazWashington DC AreaProfessional Development, Biomedical science, Public Health, Community service and the power of volunteerism, Positive thinking/Overcoming obstacles to achieve personal goals.
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Fatima SalmanBloomfield Hills, MIMuslim youth, spiritual developmentMYNA
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Hadia MubarakWashington, DCIslamic Law, FeminismGeorgetown UniversityPh.D, candidate in Islamic Studies
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Hafsa KanjwalAnn Arbor, MIhistory of gender/sexuality in islam, Kashmir liberation
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Hala AbdounN/AWomen and Business, Human Resources, Global BusinessCurrently in Qatar but had to through my hat in there!
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