Sam Bahour Chicago Events

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Who is Sam Bahour?
Sam Bahour 
Sam Bahour is a business leader, start-up consultant, analyst and writer. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and many other publications. He blogs at He is featured in a TED presentation entitled Refugees Waiting. He regularly meets with travelers whose trips are organized by J Street, Interfaith Peace-Builders, the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) and many others.
Hearing from an American-Palestinian business leader of Bahour's stature is a rare opportunity. He is one of the few business leaders from Palestine to visit Chicago. As a business developer, investor and start-up consultant in Palestine, Bahour can provide first-hand experience about operating a business out of the West Bank. And because he was born, raised and educated in America, he brings a unique perspective to that experience.

Where & when is he speaking at public events?


LaSalle Street Church
Economic Development in Palestine: An On The Ground Report
Cornerstone Building at 1111 N Wells, Room 100
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 1

St. James Cathedral
Confronting the Myths Regarding Peace, Justice and Economic Investment in Palestine
Keynote Speech at A Wide Tent For Justice Conference
65 E. Huron, Sanctuary (enter on Wabash)
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM on Friday, October 4

Columbia College
Building Palestine: What You Can Do
Conaway Center at 1104 S. Wabash
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 6
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Worldview with Jerome McDonnell
Public radio WBEZ (91.5)
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 3


Where else is he speaking?


Events organized for pre-defined audiences include the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, J Street, Kellogg Executive MBA Speaker Series, Kellogg Full Time MBA Middle East and North Africa Student Association, Chicago 10, Arab Business and Professional Association, Francis W Parker School Student Assembly and others.


Please contact Ed Thompson if you have questions or need additional information.