Aly Ramadan Abuzaa`kouk (Vice-President, director) is Aly Ramadan Abuzaakouk was born and raised in Libya. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Cairo University in Journalism in 1968 and a Master’s degree in Communications from Stanford University in 1971. He also holds a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan. In 1973, he established the Department of Communications at the University of Bengazi, Libya. In 1981, he was a founding member of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, and served as its director of communications until 1987. From 1987 to 1998, he served as Director for Publications at Amanah Publishing House, and later served as Executive Director of the American Muslim Council. During this time, he served as Ambassador of Goodwill for the U.S. State Department to several Arab and Muslim countries. In addition to translating and transliterating the last three chapters of the Qur’an, he has published numerous articles (in Arabic and English) and has worked extensively with foreign and domestic media. In 2003, he co-founded the Libyan Human Development Forum to promote human rights, democracy, and civil society in Libya. He is now director of the Middle East and North Africa program at the Center for the study of Islam and Democracy.