Our Team 

WAG is led by Dr. Alidad Mafinezam, an internationally recognized scholar of comparative public policy and an innovative convener. He brings 15 years of scholarship and high level involvement in policy work spanning numerous continents. He is deeply familiar with the complexities of the relationship between North America and West Asia. Equally important are the advisors and research associates of WAG, who perform world class work and open new doors for our collaborators in all sectors. For a bio on Dr. Mafinezam, please see: http://www.onlinecic.org/.profile/amafinezam

Areas of Focus 
   •  Comparative diaspora and immigration research
     Academic exchange and collaboration
     Joint Ventures in Educational and Philanthropic Arenas
     Comparative policy research
     Urban and Regional Design/Clusters of Innovation
     Raising the profile of West Asian communities