Expert Profile

Ms Honey Al Sayed
Position(s) Creative Consultant, Producer, Coach and Award-Winning National Radio Host from Syria

Honey Al Sayed is an independent Creative Consultant, promoting the creative and strategic use of media and the arts for socio-economic and political change, cultural dialogue, peacebuilding, and leadership development. At the core of her work, Ms Al Sayed creates spaces for community building and enabling and managing positive change. She is also a bilingual (English, Arabic) communications professional. Organisations Ms Al Sayed has worked with include the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the United States Institute of Peace, the New America Foundation, Spark Media, Purpose, Internews USA, VIVA Creative, Mideast Tunes, and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics.

In Syria, Ms Al Sayed was an award-winning national radio host. After the outbreak of the Syrian uprising she relocated to the United States and co-founded SouriaLi – an independent nonprofit online radio station that fosters peacebuilding, reconciliation, and democracy for Syria, and where she worked as a producer, host, and media consultant. Ms Al Sayed was also a Creative Consultant for Red Lines, an independent documentary, which garnered Best Documentary Feature, Peer Gold, Accolade, and Human Rights awards. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, she created a course titled Media, Arts, and Culture: Fueling War or Creating Peace? She has often served as an invited speaker on issues such as women’s empowerment, and media and the arts as catalysts for socio-economic change and peacebuilding. Ms Al Sayed graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University with a Master of Arts in International Affairs.