Bio in brief: Nawar Shora

Friday, March 19, 2010

Born: Jan. 8, 1977.

Home town: Damascus, Syria.

Raised: Huntington, W.Va.

Education: Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va., BA, journalism and history, 1997; West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, W.Va., JD, 2001.

Family: Married.

Experience: Legal director and director of diversity education and law enforcement outreach, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 2001 to 2010.

Awards: FBI Director's Community Leadership Award, 2010; FBI Exceptional Service in the Public Interest Award, 2005; Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Leadership Plaque, 2007; D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Outstanding and Dedicated Service Plaque, 2008.

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