Mongi Dhaouadi has become the new Executive Director of the Libyan American Alliance. LAA’s President, Dr. Esam Omeish, nominated Dhaouadi for the position.
Mongi Dhaouadi was born and raised in Tunisia and moved to the US when he was 19 years old to study Electrical Engineering. Previously, Dhaouadi served as the Executive Director for the Council on American Islamic Relations in Connecticut, where he conducted civil rights workshops on Knowing Your Rights, Islamophobia and the Muslim experience before and after 9/11. He has participated in and led several media campaigns and press conferences on issues concerning the Muslim community ranging from discrimination cases to advocating for the change of racial profiling laws in Connecticut.
After moving to Washington DC, Dhaouadi worked as the Senior Program Officer at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID). For four years, he oversaw the advocacy campaign for freedom, democracy, and good governance in the MENA region with a special focus on Tunisia.
Also, Dhaouadi served as the Regional Director at the United Voices for America, A leading organization in capacity building among Muslim youth in America in civic and political engagement.