Omar Kader

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Omar M. Kader "was born in Provo, Utah. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California where he wrote his dissertation on foreign policy and international terrorism. He served as Assistant Dean in the College of Social Sciences and taught political science and international relations at Brigham Young University. Dr. Kader left the university for Washington, D.C., where he served as the Executive Director of the United Palestinian Appeal, a Palestinian charity and later as Executive Director of Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a civil rights group.

"In 1987, Dr. Kader formed Pal-Tech, Inc., a management consulting firm focusing on training, technical assistance, and management. The firm currently has contracts with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of State's Foreign Service Institute, the Office of Personnel Management and the Agency for International Development.

"Dr. Kader is very active in civic affairs. In 1994, he accompanied President Clinton to Jordan as a member of the White House delegation to the peace signing between Israel and Jordan. He frequently provides expert commentary to news organizations and conducts public speaking engagements on the development of political issues in the Middle East. He has served as an official international election monitor and observer of elections in Indonesia, Morocco, Palestine, and Yemen.

"Dr. Kader's experience covers projects involving training and management development, rule of law, democracy and governance, local government development, and private sector development." [1]

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  1. Omar Kader, Planning and Learning Technologies, Inc., accessed July 7, 2007.