More important than our nearly 20 years of lobbying is our people. Walid, who leads the MENA team:
is trusted by Leaders everywhere.
is expert in Economics and Politics.
understands American and Middle East cultures.
has a 'Rolodex' that seems to never end.
has a photographic memory, remembering everyone (and with his charm and presence, everyone remembers him)
Gallery of People/Events Promoting Peace & Economic Security
Walid Issa, Senior Associate & MENA-Region Director
Walid Issa is an award-winning economist and active member of the Minnesota Peace Project (for congressional representatives towards new policies minimizing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict). Walid has created Palestinian-business roadshows to the USA. He has also hosted American legislators and faith/community leaders in the Palestinian. more
Lobbyist, Non-Profit Leader, Middle East Advisor, Board Member Specialties:
Founder, The Palestinian-American Hope Project 2015 - present, Minneapolis, MN
Senior Advisor, Shades Negotiation Program 2012 - present. Jerusalem, Israel
Liaison, St. Cloud State University for Civic Engagement, Dialogue, and Diversity 2015 - present, St. Cloud, MN
Saint Cloud State University MA, Masters of Science: Applied Economics, 2014
Saint Cloud State University Bachelor's degree, Economics, June 2012
Steven Peer, Communications Associate
Peer brings his years of working (client-side and corporate-side) to business and marketing plans communication strategies for audiences ranging from bankers, investors, constituents, to social media platform users.
Business Owner Director of Communications Marketing Manager Program Development Ad Agency Creative Writer
University of Minnesota BA, Journalism
MN Graduate School of Theology MA Pastoral Counseling