Wa’el Alzayat

Wa’el Alzayat, CEO of Emgage Foundation

Wa’el Alzayat is chief executive officer of Emgage, a national grassroots organization that advocates for the Muslim-American community. As the leader of Emgage’s not-for-profit and political divisions, he oversees initiatives that promote civic education and political engagement among Muslim Americans. Alzayat is also a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, teaching courses on security, political and humanitarian issues in Iraq and Syria. He also serves on the Syria Study Group at the Middle East Institute.