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Board of Directors

Asmat Ashai


Farida Kathwari

Jozef Pachocyzk
Professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Ethnomusicologist. M.A. in Near Eastern Philology, University of Warsaw, Poland; M.A. in Music, State Superior School of Music, Warsaw Poland, Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, UCLA. Studies in Arabic and Indonesian languages and literature. Research interest in music and culture of Islamic Near East, Indonesia, and Central Asia. Field-work in Indonesia, Egypt, India, Turkey, and Kazakhstan. Former Director of Graduate Program in Ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Author of Sufyana Musiqi, the Classical Music of Kashmir, VWB, Berlin 1996.

Peter Hook
Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, Department of Linguistics, Center for South Asian Studies.

Sehla Ashai

Attorney, National Immigrant Justice Center