David Chambers (United Press International)
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Middle East, Central & South Asia, Africa
Orion Consultants Limited
POB 8625, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PERMANENT MAILING ADDRESS:
229 East Third Street
Frederick MD 21701-5314 USA
phone: (971-4) 515-419 (e-mail preferred)
fax: (971-4) 512-912 (e-mail preferred)
Fellowship, 1988, Center for Arab Studies Abroad (CASA), American
University in Cairo.
M.A., 1988, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, School of Foreign
Service, Georgetown University, Arab Studies/Business.
(Courses), Summer 1986, School of Arabic, Middlebury College
B.A., 1985, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, University of Virginia,
Major in Middle East Studies, Minor in Oriental Languages (Arabic, Farsi).
(Courses), Fall 1983, Institut fur europaischen Studien (Institute for
European Studies), Vienna Austria.
Description of work:
Media: Print Media (newspapers, magazines, etc.), Audio Media (Radio),
Video Media (Television/TV)
Information Technology (Multimedia): data gathering, data processing, data
coding and encryption, data transmittance, data decoding and
decryption/decipering, data selection; telecommunications usage including
satellite uplink and downlink, telephony data lines; Televions (TV)
delivery methods including satellite, MMDS, cable, and terrestrial;
microcomputers (personal computers, PCs) including hardware, software,
peripherals, Arabicization, Persianization, Turkification.
Business Disciplines: Business-government relations, contract
negotiations, contract writing, Sales & Distribution, agencies networks for
sales and technical support, regional and territorial management; Public
Relations / Public Affaris / Corporate Affairs; Marketing and Market
History (general, and any aspect of history in the Middle East, Central
Asia, and Sub-Continent).
Languages (known or desired) and their Literatures: Arabic, Farsi (would
like learn to Kurdish and Tajik), Turkic (would like to learn: Osmanli,
Azeri, Turkoman/Turkmen, Uzbek, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz), and Sinhalese.
Countries: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi
Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait,
Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Abkhazi, Chechnya, Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Nepal, Bhutan, India,
Ethnicities of interest: Arabs, Bedouins, Persic, Turkic, Baluchi,
Kurdish, Sinhalese, Vaddas (of Sri Lanka), Tamils.
Regions of interest: Middle East, Levant, Fertile Crescent, Arabian
Peninsula, Central Asia, Steppes, South Asia and Indian Sub-Continent.