Friends of Lebanon: Our Contributors


Lawrence Davidson

Lawrence Davidson is a professor of history at West Chester University, Pennsylvania, USA.  Although he has a PhD in modern European Intellectual history, his academic work is focused on the history of American foreign relations with the Middle East.  Lawrence Davidson’s latest books are Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America’s National Interest (2009) and Cultural Genocide (2012).  He is also a contributing editor at Logos, an on-line journal of modern society & culture.   Visit his blog “To the Point Analyses” here.  He can be reached at




Clive Hambidge

An abstract painter and former art lecturer, Clive Hambidge is a human rights campaigner and an active proponent of right human relations.  He is a Director at Facilitate Global, a London based ngo promoting human rights, peacebuiding and conflict resolution.  Clive is a staffer and London human rights correspondent for Salem-News, a columnist for Media with Conscience, a contributor to Sabbah Report and a guest writer for Dandelion Salad.  Clive acts in an Emissary capacity to His Grace The Right Reverend Bishop Riah Abu El-Assal, former Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem and the Middle East.  He can be reached at .


Brenda Heard

Brenda Heard is a writer, a teacher and a human rights activist.  She has travelled repeatedly throughout the US, Canada, Europe, India and the Middle East.  Having taught university and business level English for over a decade, in 2006 she founded the Friends of Lebanon organization, based in London, England.  She has continued to manage this international support for a better and more peaceful Lebanon and has written numerous articles that have been published across the web. She is the author of Hezbollah: An Outsider’s Inside View (January 2015).  She can be reached at



Seyed Mohammad Marandi

Seyed Mohammad Marandi is a professor of North American Studies and dean of the Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran.  Marandi holds a PhD in English Literature from Birmingham University, UK.  He serves on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Transnational American Studies and is an Executive Council Member for the International American Studies Association.  He has published numerous articles and is co-author of The British Media and Muslim Representation: The Ideology of Demonisation (2007).  Marandi is a regular political commentator on Aljazeera media and other international media outlets.  He can be reached at


David Morrison

Born in Northern Ireland, David Morrison holds a doctorate in physics from Queens University, Belfast. While a student, he became active in the Northern Ireland Civil Rights movement and has been involved in politics ever since. Since 9/11, he has produced a plethora of articles and pamphlets on relations between the West and Middle East, all of which are available on his website.  David Morrison is a Political Officer of Sadaka: The Ireland Palestine Alliance and co-author of A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran (April 2013).  He can be reached at




Graham Peebles

Graham Peebles is an artist and a writer.  In 2005 he founded The Create Trust, a registered UK charity whose mission is to “enable change in the lives of disadvantaged women and children, through education and social development, and to support fundamental social change and the human rights of individuals in acute need.”  He has run education projects and teacher training programs in Sri Lanka, Palestine, India and Ethiopia.   Visit his photography portfolio here.  He can be reached at




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