Hisham Sharabi (deceased January 13, 2005) See PIWP biography
"Dr. Sharabi was instrumental in increasing awareness of the Arab world in the United States. In the aftermath of the Arab-Israeli war of 1973 and the Arab oil boycott, US relations with the Arab world were shaken and confused. Dr. Sharabi and a small group of Georgetown faculty members and Washington area colleagues, concerned about the evident lack of knowledge and understanding of the Arab world in this country, co-founded Georgetown's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, the only institution in the United States focusing solely on the study of the Arab world.
"Dr. Sharabi was also one of the principal founders, in 1977, of the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development, an organization dedicated to educational, cultural, health and community assistance for Palestinian society and established, in 1991, the Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine to represent a Palestinian perspective in Washington, DC. He also served as editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, an English language journal published by the Institute for Palestine Studies." 
- National Advisory Committee, Middle East Policy Council
- National Advisory Board, American Committee on Jerusalem
- Former Advisor, Albert Einstein Institution
- Director, Jerusalem Fund
- "In Memoriam: Dr. Hisham B. Sharabi", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.