Founder of the West Asia Council

Alidad Mafinezam, Ph. D

Dr. Alidad Mafinezam is an internationally recognized policy writer and convener focused on West Asian Relations, Diaspora communities and immigration policy in the United States and Canada.

Mafinezam is the founder of the West Asia Council, a non-profit organization that promotes knowledge exchange, international cooperation, trade, and investment between North America and West Asian countries such as Turkey, Arab countries, and Iran.

The Council’s main aim is to build deep links between these two critical regions of the world by raising their level of interaction, understanding, and cooperation in key arenas.


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