Sam is a Palestinian-American based in Al-Bireh/Ramallah, Palestine. He is a freelance business consultant operating as Applied Information Management (AIM), specializing in business development with a niche focus on the information technology sector and start-ups. Sam was instrumental in the establishment of the Palestine Telecommunications Co. (PALTEL) and the PLAZA Shopping Center and currently serves as a Board of Trustees member at Birzeit University and is the University’s treasurer. He is also a Director at the Arab Islamic Bank and a founding Board member of the community foundation Dalia Association. Sam writes frequently on Palestinian affairs and has been widely published. Sam is co-editor of HOMELAND: Oral History of Palestine and Palestinians and may be reached at sbahour @ palnet.com and his work may be found at www.epalestine.com.