Hazami Barmada


United States

Known for

Co-founder and CEO of Al-Mubadarah: Arab Empowerment Initiative


Hijri Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era Unknown-Present (CE)

Hazami Barmada


Hazami Barmada is a young and visionary international affairs professional and social entrepreneur focusing on international collaboration, community development, and public diplomacy. Hazami is the cofounder, president and CEO of Al-Mubadarah: Arab Empowerment Initiative, an independent international NGO devoted to developing a global platform for Arab development initiatives and strengthening professional ties in and between the Arab World and its diaspora through innovative human and institutional capacity building programs.1 Barmada is also a program advisor for the Aspen Institute Global Initiative on Culture and Society, founder and executive director of the Iraqi Orphan Initiative, and the founder and president of the American Muslim Interactive Network.2 She works with numerous public and private institutions providing technical assistance on organizational management, strategy, and programming. Hazami is actively engaged in grassroots organizing and public speaking on issues of faith-diplomacy and women and youth empowerment. She serves as an advisor and board member of several non-profit organizations including Peace x Peace, the 9/11 Unity Walk and as a member of the steering committee for the Refugees International Young Humanitarian Circle.3 Her initiatives and events have received recognition in major media outlets nationally and internationally and she was recently profiled on America.gov. Hazami has appeared as a guest on a number of media outlets including CNN international, BBC, Saudi TV, Alhurra, AlJazeera, ART and Voice of America. Born in Manchester, England to Syrian-Palestinian parents, Hazami has traveled the world extensively. Hazami has a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Rhodes College and is currently completing her graduate work in Public and Social Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.4 She is the recipient of the 2010 Breaking Barriers through Travel Fellowship to work in woman and youth centers in Thailand, India and Nepal.5   [1] Al-Mubadarah: Arab Empowerment Initiative - About Us. [2] America.Gov: Syrian-Palestinian Student Creates Empowerment Groups in America. [3] United States Peace Federation: Freedom Faith and Family - A Muslim Perspective in America. [4] Al-Mubadarah: Arab Empowerment Initiative - About Us, Our Team. [5] Experiencing the World & Enriching the Soul. [6] United States Peace Federation: Freedom Faith and Family - A Muslim Perspective in America.