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Hi, I'm Honey Al Sayed! I'm an independent Creative Consultant, producer, and coach promoting the creative and strategic use of media and the arts for socio-economic and political change, cultural dialogue, peacebuilding, and leadership development.
At the core of my work, I create spaces for community building and enabling and managing positive change. I'm also a bilingual (English, Arabic) communications professional. Organizations I've worked with include the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the United States Institute of Peace, the New America Foundation, Spark Media, Purpose, Internews USA, VIVA Creative, Mideast Tunes, and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University SFS, and Radio SouriaLi.
In Syria, I was an award-winning national radio host. After the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, I relocated to the United States and co-founded SouriaLi – an independent nonprofit online radio station that fosters peacebuilding, reconciliation, and democracy for Syria, and where I worked as a producer, host, and media consultant.
I was also a Creative Consultant for Red Lines, an independent documentary, which garnered Best Documentary Feature, Peer Gold, Accolade, and Human Rights awards. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, I created a course titled Media, Arts, and Culture: Fueling War or Creating Peace?
I have often served as an invited speaker on issues such as women’s empowerment, and media and the arts as catalysts for socio-economic change and peacebuilding. I'm an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Leadership Ambassador at Take the Lead for women.
I graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University with a Master of Arts in International Affairs.
Some fun facts about me are: that my background is in communication arts (radio, TV, film and theater), I come from an entrepreneurial and artistic family, I love swimming because it's the only time I can truly meditate and get in the zone, and I am attempting to learn French soon because of my work in Geneva with the GCSP!
Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Friday, February 3rd at 11am ET.
Honey Al Sayed is a Syrian citizen who has lived in Damascus, Syria from the year 2000 to 2012. She was born and raised in Kuwait, attended high school in Egypt and university in Lebanon. She was raised in an entrepreneurial family that led businesses in high-end fashion retail, [...]