Dr. Hashim El-Tinay


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Love, peace, beauty and solidarity were the hallmarks of my African Savannah childhood. My early travels, studies, work and life in Africa, Arabia, Europe and America set the intellectual curiosity of the seeker in me ablaze and opened my eyes to the beauty and the diversity of the world.

My multicultural identity gave me the skills to pursue my happiness through service to others and a passion for striving to be a mercy and a blessing to the world. I continue to have a happy life of inner peace through purpose, and a love for serving others since my student days. Earlier in my career, I tried to serve my ideals as a diplomat, a UNESCO, a World Bank, World University Service (WUS) staff.

This exciting professional journey opened my eyes to the reality of our man made world, the good (innovation, courage, freedom, entrepreneurship), the bad (ignorance, selfishness, envy, greed and poor communication skills), and the ugly (self-righteousness, racism, fear, intolerance, tyranny, violence and war)

No wonder then that I decided to quit the modern day slavery of serving unjust institutions and moved to the private sector. I established since 1985 EL-TINAY & ASSOCIATES STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, a 21st Century International Intercultural, Interfaith and interethnic Communications Consultancy firm, that focuses on the client's bottom line success while building bridges of understanding amongst people. We are based at Foggy Bottom, in Washington, D.C.

In terms of causes and advocacy, I founded two 501 ( c ) 3 non-profits, the International Peace Quest Institute (IPQI) and the Salam Sudan Foundation (SSF), both dedicated since 1985, to advocating for a new vision/paradigm for change.

For an out of the box fresh thinking that can lead to finding innovative solutions. And for the promotion of a culture of peace, justice and prosperity, the absence of which is the root cause of many of the world's most intractable problems.

Our goal could be to unite as a human race and contribute to realizing the United States of Africa dream to make Africa Humanity's Garden of Eden and Promised Land so that we can all, and at will, finally go back home.

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    • Paris-Sorbonne University