Our team brings together a unique blend of expertise in media production, arts and culture, international conflict management, and peacebuilding.
Honey Al Sayed
As the Founder and CEO of MAP, Honey Al Sayed is an award-winning independent media expert and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and the United States. An accomplished, bilingual professional, Honey brings a wealth of expertise in radio communications, people management, marketing, public relations, media, art, culture, public speaking, coaching, and training.
After breaking new ground in Syria’s media scene with the #1 rated morning show "Good Morning Syria" for 6 years with 7 million listeners, Honey co-founded an online radio called SouriaLi that reached 500,000 listeners in Syria and in the diaspora.
Honey shared this experience through courses and training at academic and research institutions such as at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, the University of Denver, Eastern Mennonite University and more, as well as the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) where she developed an online course on the role of the media and arts for peacebuilding.
Regularly invited as a keynote speaker and commentator on women’s empowerment and the role of media in social change, Honey has appeared at the UN General Assembly, United Nations Foundation, GCSP, U.S. National Press Corps, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Institute of Peace, among many others.
Honey is an Associate Fellow at the GCSP and holds a M.A. in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and a B.S. in Communication Media and Arts from the Lebanese American University.
Lindsey Doyle enjoys introducing and executing novel approaches to intractable global problems that bring people who are on the margins of society to the center of the conversation. Drawing on experience in U.S. foreign policy, global development, and the performing arts, Lindsey co-founded MAP as an expression of how the arts can transform societies for the better.
Previously, Lindsey served in the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations where she designed and implemented interagency strategies and programs on a range of diplomatic and development issues. These included gang violence prevention, peace processes, U.S. regional cooperation with Central America and the Andean region, establishing the Atrocities Prevention Board, Secretary of State’s Strategic Dialogue with Faith-Based Civil Society, and the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Between 2013 and 2018 as a Princeton in Latin America Fellow and Rotary Peace Fellow, Lindsey worked overseas in South Africa with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and University of Cape Town School of Dance, at the Arias Foundation alongside the former president of Costa Rica, and in Sweden with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Throughout this work, she promoted the strategic use of creative arts and media in peacebuilding, including at institutions such as the Middlebury Institute for International Studies, Georgetown University, Rotary International, the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency, and more.
Her work has been recognized through a U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Award and the Martin Holmdahl Award for the Promotion of Human Rights, a top award given by the Vice Chancellor of Uppsala University. Lindsey was the youngest person to receive this award. Lindsey now advises MAP and currently leads work to address climate change at InterAction, the premier alliance for NGOs working in global development and humanitarian assistance.
Lindsey is originally from Los Angeles, California and holds an M.S. in Peace and Conflict Research from Uppsala University in Sweden and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Iyad Kallas is an independent France-based project manager, researcher, consultant, social entrepreneur and trainer. He specializes in civil society influence, migration and refugees, inclusion programs, as well as media and communication projects. He co-founded and co-manages "Vision" (community development NGO) and SouriaLi (independent advocacy grassroots media) where he currently coordinates pro-impact activities with an international network of experts in the exile, advocating culturally-sensitive empowerment projects for the grassroots and start-ups, socially-responsible communication for development, and fostering international sociopolitical awareness of regional and geopolitical marginalized issues through social actions, media, art and cultural presence.
On migration and refugees, he co-founded Network for Refugee Voices to internationally advocate and empower refugee participation in co-designing inclusion projects. In France, he is a steering committee member in Jamira and Chaam associations for promoting inclusive diversity and social cohesion through cultural and artistic activities.
As a trainer and speaker, he has facilitated trainings and interventions with international organization such as UNICEF, UNESCO, UNHCR, and IGF, and has conducted custom-tailored civil society and communication workshops in different countries and with different audiences. Academically, he holds two university degrees in Economics and Information Technology, and two Master’s degrees in Management Information Systems and Business Intelligence, in addition to being an alumnus various international programs.
Micaela A. Nerguizian is a consultant in the field of cultural diplomacy, dedicated to promoting the arts as a tool for social change. She has over fifteen years of experience in performing arts programming and production, working with various nonprofits, government agencies, and academic institutions. Fluent in three languages, she brings a multicultural perspective to her work and is committed to advancing cross-cultural understanding through artistic collaborations and exchange programs. Micaela holds a M.A. in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a double B.A. from UC Santa Barbara in Global Studies and Italian Studies.
Kate Hutchins is an international development professional with experience working in the U.S., Europe, India, and Uganda. She has a lifelong passion for the arts combined with a dedication to social justice and conflict management. Kate has experience working in global health at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has worked in theater, dance production, journalism, fine arts, and events management. Kate studied French, European Studies, and Dance at Scripps College in Southern California.