Salam Al-Marayati is currently the Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). For the past 16 years, he has had the opportunity to speak to congregations at community-sponsored events, temples, synagogues, churches, high schools, and college campuses. Mr. Al-Marayati has written extensively on Islam, human rights, democracy, Middle East politics, the Balkan Crisis, and the Transcaucus conflict. He has also been deeply involved in interfaith activities by serving as co-chair of the Interfaith Coalition to Heal Los Angeles, which formed as a result of the Los Angeles uprising in the summer of 1992. Mr. Al-Marayti also works as an advisor to several political, civic and academic institutions seeking to understand the role of Islam and Muslims in America.