Prior to his appointment at CSID, Mr. Alkebsi served as Executive Director of the Islamic Institute and as Deputy Director of the American Muslim Council (AMC). He developed AMCs Legislative Agenda, and AMCҒs policy position on the Faith-based Initiative. Prior to that, Mr. Alkebsi was the Executive Director of the American Muslim Association for Democracy. Mr. Alkebsi also co-established and served as Deputy Director at the American Task Force for Bosnia in 1994.
Mr. Alkebsi has lectured at universities and seminars in cities around the United States and the Middle East. His contributions have been published by the Brookings Institution, the American Assembly, Hamline University School of Law, and others.
Mr. Alkebsi has had several appearances on American, European and Middle Eastern media. He has been interviewed or quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, U.S. News & World Report, United Press International, PBS, CNN, CNBC, BBC, Al-Jazeera, MBC, Abu Dhabi TV, ANA, Nile TV, and many others.
Mr. Alkebsi was born in Yemen, and resides in Potomac, Maryland with his wife and three daughters.