Human Rights Activist. CEO of CSI-USA, Member of the International Management of Christian Solidarity International.
Dr. John Eibner is the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (USA), member of CSI’s International Management, and Director of CSI’s Middle East Program. For over 25 years, he has directed field-based research and human rights advocacy campaigns on behalf of endangered religious communities in Sudan, the Caucasus and the broader Middle East. Dr. Eibner has served as CSI’s main representative at the United Nations in Geneva, and has appeared before the US House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, and the UN Commission on Human Rights. He has briefed policy makers at the White House, State Department, and Foreign Office. From 1986 to 1990, Eibner was on the research staff of Keston College, a UK-based research institute for the study of religion in Marxist-Leninist countries.
John Eibner has written for The Times, The New York Times, the BBC, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Times, The Middle East Quarterly, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The Slavonic and East European Review, Keston News Service, The Tablet, and many other publications.
Oxford, 7 June 2013
The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the Two Sudans – Introductory Remarks