Sam Bahour Bio

            Sam Bahour (سام بحور) Bio

Sam Bahour is a Palestinian-American, born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and is managing partner of Applied Information Management (AIM), a consulting firm specializing in business development with a niche focus on start-ups and providing executive counsel. Bahour was instrumental in the establishment of two publicly traded firms: the Palestine Telecommunications Company (PALTEL) and the Arab Palestinian Shopping Center. He is currently an independent director at the Arab Islamic Bank, a policy analyst at Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network, and an advisory board member of the Open Society Foundations’ MENA Office
Bahour serves in various capacities in several community organizations, including co-founder & emeritus member of Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (AVPE), and board member of Just Vision in Washington, D.C., among others. 

Sam was profiled in the best-seller book, Kingdom of Olives and Ash, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. The chapter about him may be also found at the Literary Hub, The Tallest Man in Ramallah (By Michael Chabon) (May 17, 2017).

He writes frequently on Palestinian affairs and has been widely published in leading outlets such as the New York Times, the Guardian, Haaretz, Huffington Post, +972 Magazine, openDemocracy, The Brookings Institution, Al Jazeera America, The Hill, TPM Café, Cleveland's Plain Dealer, Politiken (Denmark), Al Quds Newspaper (Palestine), Le Monde diplomatique (France), Al-Monitor, The Jewish Daily Forward, Counterpunch, Washington Post, Newsweek/Daily Beast, The Japan Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Arab News, among others. He is co-editor of HOMELAND: Oral History of Palestine and Palestinians (1993) and has been on NPR, CNN, BBC, and numerous other radio and TV programs.

He tweets at @SamBahour and may be reached at He blogs at blogs at 

Al-Bireh/Ramallah, Palestine (Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, USA)

Associate & Bachelor’s, Computer Technology, Youngstown State University; Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA, a joint program of the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and the Recanati Business School (Tel Aviv University)


Sam Bahour
P.O. Box 2323
Ramallah, West Bank
via Israel

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