by Omar Imady
Omar Imady was born in 1966 to an American mother and a Syrian father. he received his doctorate in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. he is the author of A Child of Waiting (a collection of English poetry), Historicizing Damascus, and Letters to a Disciple. Imady has worked for the United Nations Development Program and has served as a consultant for a number of international organizations. Presently, he is the professor of history, humanities, and political science at NYIT in Amman, Jordan.