The Center for Global Justice was fortunate to be able to present a talk by Dr. Paul on the current conflict. In addition to the warring Islamist groups, James Paul will also tell us about non-violent secular groups like the Syrian Democratic Council. Although we seldom hear about such groups, in fact they have a big following on the ground in Syria.
James Paul served Executive Director of the Global Policy Forum from its foundation in late 1993 through the end of 2012. As Executive Director, he was a prominent figure in the NGO advocacy community at the United Nations and a well-known speaker and writer on the UN and global policy issues. In 1976, he took a position with the Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP). He later served on the MERIP Board and was appointed Executive Director of the organization. From 1989-1993 he worked full-time as a writer and consultant with projects for Human Rights Watch, Oxford University Press, Physicians for Human Rights, and Hill & Wang publishers, among others.