Sam Bahour Bio


Sam Bahour
(سام بحور)

Bio

 

 

 

Sam Bahour resides in Al-Bireh/Ramallah, Palestine. He does business consulting as Applied Information Management (AIM), specializing in business development with a niche focus on the information technology sector and start-ups. Bahour was instrumental in the establishment of two publicly traded firms: the Palestine Telecommunications Company (PALTEL) and the Arab Palestinian Shopping Centers (APSC). He is Co-founder & Emeritus Member of Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (A4VPE). He currently is an independent Director at the Arab Islamic Bank PLC and a board member at Just Vision. He writes frequently on Palestinian affairs and has been widely published in leading outlets. He is co-editor of HOMELAND: Oral History of Palestine and Palestinians (Olive Branch Press, 1993), tweets at @SamBahour, and blogs at epalestine.ps.

 

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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 sbahour@gmail.com. He blogs at www.epalestine.ps blogs at www.epalestine.ps. 

 

Based:

 

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

 

Degrees:

 

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)

 

Mailing Address:

 

Sam Bahour
P.O. Box 2323
Ramallah, West Bank
Palestine P6008722
via Israel
 

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