Tue, 03 Nov 2020 23:30:00 UTC
Akram Elias is the founder and president of Capital Communications Group, Inc., a company that focuses on public diplomacy, federalism, political relations, cross-cultural communications, and international business networking. Elias has worked extensively with cultural exchange programs, and frequently presents briefings on American government, politics, culture and society to international delegates from around the world. Elias has presented thousands of lectures on a variety of topics including federalism, the role of women in politics, the media, separation of powers, U.S. foreign policy, and economics and trade.
Nathaniel Tek is a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State. He is currently a Special Assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Nathan joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2010 and has served at the U.S. Embassies in Libya and Qatar. He most recently served in the United Arab Emirates as a Department Arabic-language spokesperson. Nathan has appeared on over 70 Arab media outlets explaining the foreign policies of the United States government to Arab audiences. Nathan received his bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Yale University and his Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs. He studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo under the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad Fellowship Program