The Fairbanks Council

The Fairbanks Council: Alliance for a Better Understanding

The Fairbanks Council: Alliance for a Better Understanding is a prestigious group of men and women from the United States and around the world, including leaders with substantive experience in government and the private sector, authorities on the Middle East, media experts, and others who have served as advisors to governments, international corporations, public commissions, and non-profits.

Our Council members are bound by a common passion for problem-solving, a shared commitment to the public good, and a desire to make the world a better, safer place.  They are dedicated to promoting Layalina Productions globally as a leader in the expansion of public diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa region.  Specifically, the Council is committed to reducing violent extremism by encouraging entrepreneurship, promoting education, and building relationships and understanding between Americans and the Arab world.

The group advises Layalina Productions on issues of international importance, and they are a source for new policy initiatives and resource development.  These leaders help to raise the visibility of Layalina’s achievements and set the pace for philanthropy. Through their guidance, enthusiasm, innovative ideas, and financial commitment, Fairbanks Council members provide strong leadership and an inspiring example to the entire Layalina network.

The inaugural meeting was held in Washington, DC in October 2013.

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