Soliya has just received news that the Kingdom Foundation will be providing us with a very generous two-year grant in support of expanding Soliya programs. The Kingdom Foundation is a charitable and philanthropic organization established by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal in Saudi Arabia. One of the Foundation's objectives is to create forums for cultural and inter-faith dialogue that promotes understanding and peaceful coexistence between the Islamic world and other societies around the globe.
We recently invited three new board members to join our Board of Directors, which is chaired by Shamil Idriss - the Acting Director of the UN's Alliance of Civilizations. We are excited and honored to welcome them to the team.
Robert Pelletreau - Bob is one of the leading diplomats of his generation. He was the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Ambassador to Egypt & Tunisia, and he served in 9 Arab countries.
Waidehi Gokhale - Hired as Program Manager
Reem Marto - Promoted to Outreach Manager
Rahima Bensaid - Promoted to Senior Program Officer
Merva Faddoul - Promoted to Senior Network Officer
Nahid Ahmed- Promoted to Program Officer
Lucas Welch gives Keynote Address at CMU's Future of Interactive Technology for Peace Conference
Soliya President Lucas Welch was chosen by the UN Alliance of Civilizations to be one of the "Global Experts" that is part of their Rapid Media Response mechanism for offering constructive voices to the mainstream discussion when crises emerge between the West and the Muslim World.