15 results for author: PASS Admin


Farouk Al-Wahab Senior Advisor

Farouk Al-Wahab, A Product of Afro-Asia Institute and Karl Franzens Uni. Graz –Austria is Globally Certified and Experienced Diplomatic and Investments Consultant, Expert in International Relations, Africa / World Politics and Governance. He is well endowed and fairly balanced in African and International Security Affairs and State Protocols. He is very knowledgeable in the Training of Non-Career Diplomats from The Political Sphere with focus on capacity building of Africa Future Diplomats, Diplomacy Risk Control and Management. His Corporate and Diplomacy Leadership experience with an Enviable Records is derived from successful careers at ...

Işıl Acehan Senior Advisor

Işıl Acehan is an historian and researcher from Turkey. Her scholarly interests are early Muslim immigrants in North America, Middle Eastern immigrant and diaspora communities in the United States, and inter-religious and intercultural dialogue. She holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. degree in history from Bilkent University, Turkey. She has received a number of scholarships, research grants and residential fellowships including a John XXIII Foundation of Religious Sciences fellowship, Fulbright scholarship, Smithsonian Institution residential fellowship, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities fellowship, Freie Universität Berlin (JFK Institute) ...

Gokhan N. Mamur, M.D. Senior Advisor

Dr. Mamur is a pediatrician with 21 years of experience as a clinician, administrator, consultant, instructor, author, editor and child and family health advocate.  His passion lies both in general pediatrics and newborn health, serving as Newborn Department Director and members of breastfeeding, intensive care unit, hospital infection and blood transfusion committees. He is also an NRP trainer and lactation consultant.  As an administrator Dr. Mamur has been commended by the White House and Department of State for ‘outstanding medical professionalism’ and Memorial Hospital in Istanbul for his work in the achievement of the first Joint ...

Lauren Jencik VantagePoints Fellow

Lauren Jencik is a gender specialist with a passion for analyzing the impacts of conflicts and crises on gender. She has conducted extensive research on gender in conflict and humanitarian crises including the role of gender in peacebuilding and the causes and impacts of wartime sexual and gender-based violence on women, men, girls, and boys. Lauren has worked in multiple sectors with experience in humanitarian response as well as peacebuilding and capacity building of the security sector, with direct experience advising national police forces. Her goal is to challenge long-standing assumptions about gender, peace, and security such as integration of ...

(Annie) Yu Meng PASS Fellow

(Annie) Yu Meng is a certified Engineer-in-Training (Georgia Licensed) and LEED Green Associate. Ms. Meng is the 2018-2019 Social & Philanthropy Chair of American Society of Civil Engineers (Georgia Tech Chapter), and she is very interested in social impacts of charity works. As a structural engineer, she also has experience in project management and business development. She is passionate about strategic consulting in infrastructure, and she hopes to use her technical skills to serve the global strategic development. Ms. Meng holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Science ...

Mojgan Rassael Senior Advisor

Mojgan Rassael is the president of Probiz Consulting LLC in the Washington DC area. She has over 30 years of experience in business development working with fortune 50 companies in the United States and small business start ups throughout her career. Mojgan is a certified Quality leadership Facilitator and has extensive training in Quality leadership, Sales leadership, change management and situational leadership process. Ms Rassael has been the recipient of multiple awards of excellence throughout her career. Mojgan holds a bachelor degree in Electrical engineering and an advanced degree in Business administration, focusing on International business ...

Biza Barzo PASS Fellow

Biza Barzo is a political analyst, humanitarian activist holding an academic background in international studies and politics. She is currently working as one of the youngest and few female political advisers of the Kurdistan Regional Government, holding eight years of professional experience in working in her field of work. Aside from political activism, she has specialized in the empowerment of the civil society by lecturing the locals about leadership and capacity building. She is the Founder of Ali Hazhar Foundation. As the co-founder of the Kurdistan Regional Youth Council and the Hewler Cancer Support Center she contributes to enhancing the ...

David Phillips Senior Advisor

David L. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Phillips has served as Foreign Affairs Expert and as Senior Adviser to the U.S. Department of State during the administrations of President Clinton, Bush, and Obama, as well as Senior Adviser to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Phillips has worked at academic institutions as Executive Director of Columbia University’s International Conflict Resolution Program, Director of American University’s Program on Conflict Prevention and Peace-building, Fellow at Harvard ...

Ava Patricia Avila VantagePoints Fellow

Ava Patricia Avila is a development and security specialist working in the fields of gender, IR, civil-military relations, peace, and governance. She has conducted research on political violence and terrorism, as well as on broader matters of security in Southeast Asia. Her long-standing goal is to work towards bridging research, policymaking, and grassroots activism to effectively implement policies.  Ava’s professional experience encompasses working for both non-government and education sectors in the Philippines and in Singapore. She holds a PhD in defense and security from Cranfield University.

THE ART OF EFFECTIVE HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS

In the future, I think there’s going to be much more emphasis on local procurement than on the old model of shipping of containers from other countries. I don’t see the old model completely disappearing—there is a legitimate place for excess usable goods, especially new, to be utilized in the humanitarian sector rather than ending up in landfills—but it’s going to be much more thoughtfully and philosophically done going forward.