Who We Are

The Hariri Foundation-USA is a non-profit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia. It is non-partisan, non-political, and non-sectarian. From its office in Bethesda, Maryland, it maintains affiliations with the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development and the Rafik Hariri Foundation, both of which are based in Lebanon, the latter in Beirut and the former in Saida. It is supported by the family of the late Rafiq B. Al-Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, who established the Hariri Foundation-USA in 1985.

Executive Staff

Rafic A. Bizri
President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board

Christiane G. Buck
Vice President, Advising and Financial Services

David J. Thompson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Programs and Public Affairs

Board of Directors

The Honorable Bahia Hariri
Anthony Essaye, Esq.
Rafic A. Bizri

Board of Advisors

Anne C. Murphy
The Honorable Selwa Roosevelt
Frederick Herter, M.D.

Corporate Officers

Rafic A. Bizri
President and Treasurer

David J. Thompson, Ph.D.
Secretary