Associate Professor, Shawnee State University, email@example.com
Amr Al Azm was educated in the UK, reading Archaeology of Western Asiatics at the University College, London and graduated with a doctoral degree in1991. He was the Director of Scientific and Conservation Laboratories at the General Department of Antiquities and Museums (1999-2004) and taught at the University of Damascus until 2006. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Middle East History and Anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio and a keen follower and commentator on current events in Syria and the Middle East in general. Amr Al-Azm is a founder and board member on The Day After project (TDA) and currently manages the Heritage Protection Initiative (HPI) for cultural heritage protection at the TDA.
University of Laval, firstname.lastname@example.org
Received the PhD degree from the University of London (England) and has been teaching Near Eastern archaeology at Université Laval since 1979, where he is now department head. In addition to his excavations in Syria, specifically at Tell ‘Atij and Tell Gudeda in the Hasseke region (1986-1993) and at Tell ‘Acharneh in the Orontes Valley (1998-2010), Dr. Fortin has also published numerous works, including a well-illustrated exhibition catalogue on Syria title, Syria Land of Civilizations (1999). He was recently elected Fellow at the Royal Society of Canada.
University of Toronto and Director of the CRANE Project, email@example.com
Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. He earned his PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Chicago in 1995, completing a dissertation on the Early Bronze Age in the Highlands of Central Jordan. He has directed excavations at the Bronze and Iron Age site of Tell Madaba, in Jordan, and currently is directing the Tayinat Archaeological Project on the Plain of Antioch in southeastern Turkey. In 2012, he launched the CRANE Project (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East), an international consortium of projects conducting research in the Orontes Watershed (www.crane.utoronto.ca). He served as President of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), between 2008 and 2013, and currently is Chair of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.
The Louvre Museum, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Levantine Archaeology at the University Saint-Joseph (Lebanon) and University of Damascus (Syria). He received his MA and PhD in Near Eastern archaeology from the Sorbonne (University of Paris I). He is director of several archaeological missions in Syria: Tell Sianu, Mishirfeh-Qatna, Palmyra (pre-classical). He led the Service des fouilles et études archéologiques in the Direction Générale des Antiquités et des Musées of Syria (2000–2012) and realized several archaeological exhibitions. Currently, his work focuses on scientific publication of a summary of the archaeological work at the Phoenician site of Amrit in Syria. He has also been commissioned by the Louvre Museum (as chef de project) to work on the publication of archival material reported by R. du Mesnil du Buisson from the central region of Syria between 1924 and 1930 and also to study material recovered from Palmyra between 1965 and 1967. He founded an archaeological newspaper in Damascus (Studia Orontica) and a collection (Documents d'Archéologie Syrienne) to disseminate the latest scientific research in several languages (Arabic, French, and English).
International Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP), email@example.com
Project Specialist in Risk Management and Built Heritage. Bijan received his PhD in 2010 in Conservation of Architectural Heritage from La Sapienza, the University of Rome, Italy. His research was on International Principles for the Protection of Cultural Heritage during Armed Conflict. He works as a conservation architect and cultural heritage consultant. His field of interest is reducing risks to cultural heritage sites, especially in times of armed conflict and natural disasters. He is Vice President of the ICOMOS International Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP) and a member of the Blue Shield.
University of Pennsylvania, firstname.lastname@example.org
Received the MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago. He is current Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, and Associate Curator-in Charge, Near East Section, Penn Museum. Zettler worked at Nippur, Umm al-Hafriyat and Üç Tepe in Iraq and directed excavations at Tell es-Sweyhat in Syria from 1989-2007. He is currently Associate Director of the Rowanduz Archaeology Project in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He has written and/or edited five books, as well as numerous articles.