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Victor Shiblie has published and edited The Washington Diplomat, the flagship newspaper of Washington's diplomatic community, for almost three decades.

In addition to running the business side of The Washington Diplomat and traveling the globe extensively on assignments, to the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, Shiblie is responsible for the newspaper's editorial tone. He is widely known to be fair, allowing foreign governments the opportunity to express their views to readers in one of the most important city in the world.

Among other things, Mr. Shiblie has worked extensively to put together special in-depth, on- the-scene reports and documentaries from such countries as Angola, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Guyana, Palestine, Syria, Libya, and Tajikistan. He is also an avid photographer; his portrait photos of the ambassadors of Egypt, Pakistan, Vietnam, and others have all graced the cover of The Washington Diplomat.

Victor Shiblie was educated at Radford University in Radford, Virginia and has been honored with the “Champions of Media,” at the Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner in 2016 along with other honorees, including actor Jaime Foxx.

In 2009, Victor Shiblie co-founded Al Mubadarah: the Arab Empowerment Initiative. The organization organized several high-profile events to encourage Arab Diaspora communities to contribute time and resources back into the Middle East. He remained Chairman of the Board. through 2017. Victor also founded and chairs the Ramallah Cultural Preservation Project and sits on advisory boards and committees of the World Affairs Council, the National MS Society Ambassadors Ball, and Passport D.C.