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Dr. Imad Moustapha (left) and U.S. President George W. Bush
|9th Ambassador of Syria to the United States|
2004 – December 2011
|Preceded by||Rustum Al-Zubi|
|Children||Sidra (4), Saree (2)|
Imad Moustapha was Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology (IT) at the University of Damascus, and Secretary General of the Arab School on Science and Technology. He is a co-founder of the Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad (NOSSTIA). This organization helped to establish Meedan, "a non-profit social technology company which aims to increase cross-language interaction on the web, with particular emphasis on translation and aggregation services in Arabic and English."
Imad Moustapha often writes in the print media and appears on television, representing the Syrian government position. He has also occasionally appeared at public lectures, think-tanks, and world-affairs councils.
His wide range of interests include: globalization, cultural identities, social and economic impacts of the Internet, and Western classical music. He maintained (last updated in 2013) an online blog, available at http://imad_moustapha.blogs.com, as well as a personal website: http://www.imadmoustapha.net which is no longer online.
Allegations of Espionage
On June 25, 2011, the Washington Bureau chief of a major Kuwait newspaper (Al Rai), reported in NOW Lebanon that Ambassador Mustapha is engaged in various espionage activities, as well as threats to Syrians living in the US.
(Other information in this article as of 26 August 2006 is from Imad Moustapha's personal blog - http://imad_moustapha.blogs.com - Accessed 19 June 2006. And from Forward Magazine where he is a regular contributing writer.)
- Imad Moustapha discusses The U.S., Syria and the New Old Middle East: Confrontation or Cooperation?
- The Washington Diplomat Newspaper - Ambassador Profile
- Murder in Abou Kamal