Our Team

Board Members

Nidal Al-Azraq, BA; 1for3 Executive Director

Paul Beran, PhD; Consultant with BCARS, the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies, at Northeastern University

Amahl Bishara, PhD; Media and Outreach Coordinator, Assistant Professor Tufts University

John Durant, PhD; Associate Professor, Tufts University

Cynthia Fisher, MBA

Raymonda Khoury, Esq, LLM

Gina Caligiuri Kurban, M.Ed; Education Coordinator

Andrew Kurban, DDS; Project Coordinator; Co-founder 1for3.org, Co-founder MMFC.org; Co-owner KurbanFereidouni.com Dental Spa

Hubert Murray, Architect, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

Ali Riaz, Founder, Investor, Chairman, Board Member and Mentor to numerous companies including; Attivio, AltaClaro, Akumina, 3D Bolus, TouchCast and TaskAnalytics.


Advisory Board Members

Diana Buttu, LLM, JD, JSM, MBA; Lawyer, Negotiator

Elaine Hagopian, PhD; Professor Emerita of Sociology, Middle East Scholar

Nancy Murray, PhD; Author and Human rights activist

Walid Khalidi, M. Litt(Oxon); Co-founder, Institute for Palestine Studies; Renowned historian

Carina Caligiuri Kurban, BA, Co-founder 1for3.org; Co-founder WeSJP, Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine


In collaboration with Lajee Center, Tufts University WSSS Program, Medical Missions for Children (MMFC.org)

1for3.org is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID # 27-2617737

Bios

Nidal Al-Azraq

Nidal Al-Azraq is a Palestinian refugee who was born and raised in Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, the West Bank, Palestine. He earned his Bachelor's Degree with Honors from Harvard Extension School, Dean's List Academic Achievement Award, and Derek Bok Public Service Prize. He has been involved for over 15 years in working with young Palestinian refugees in refugee camps in the West Bank through human rights, empowerment, and political education projects. Nidal volunteered at Lajee Center, a youth organization in Aida camp, from 2001-2003. He went on to be the administrative director of Lajee Center, from 2003-2006.
Paul Beran

Paul Beran is a consultant with BCARS, the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies, at Northeastern University. Prior to joining BCARS he was the Executive Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program: SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School. Paul's research areas include civil society, social movements, Arab politics, Palestinian politics, and US foreign policy in the Middle East. He has worked on projects in Sudan, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and Tanzania, among others and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science. Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Paul was Associate Director of Academic Ventures at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and before that Director of the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard.
Amahl Bishara

Amahl Bishara is an associate professor of Anthropology at Tufts University whose research revolves around media, settler colonialism, expressivity, and place. She is the author of Back Stories: U.S. News and Palestinian Politics (Stanford University Press 2013), an ethnography of the production of U.S. news during the second Palestinian intifada. She directed or co-directed the documentaries Across Oceans, Among Colleagues (2002), Degrees of Incarceration (2011), and Take My Pictures For Me (2016). Working with youth at Lajee Center, she has co-produced two bi-lingual children's books, The Boy and the Wall and The Aida Camp Alphabet. During 2017, she was an ACLS Burkhardt Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is writing a book on the different conditions of expression for and exchange between Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians in the West Bank. Her article "Driving While Palestinian in Israel and the West Bank: The Politics of Disorientation and the Routes of a Subaltern Knowledge" inaugurated this project. She has also published on Israel's separation wall in Aida Refugee Camp and Palestinian protests against it.
Andrew Kurban

Andrew Kurban has been practicing dentistry for 35+years and has been an APEX mentor for dental students at Boston University School of Dental Medicine for the past 15+ years. Prior, he taught at Harvard School of Dental Medicine for 10+ years. Andrew is also an entrepreneur and oversees several businesses. However, his passion is serving others, and sits on several non-profit boards, African Development University , 1for3.org where he devotes his time to ensure basic human rights for all: water, health, and education. Andrew received his DDS from The University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and his MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Hubert Murray

Hubert Murray is an architect and planner with over 40 years' experience working in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has worked on major infrastructure projects, city planning and university campus planning and design. Most recently he has been working on a sustainability program and a climate resiliency strategy for a major hospital network in Massachusetts. He writes and lectures locally and nationally on sustainability, resiliency and the urban impacts of climate change. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.