Fighting has ravaged Syria for more than two years, as opposition forces and President Bashar al-Assad fight for control.
The Common Good was proud to host a very special luncheon with a man who has connections to both sides in Syria. Ribal al-Assad is an outspoken supporter of the opposition movement and an exiled cousin of President Bashar al-Assad.
Ribal Al-Assad is the founder and director of the Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria, which promotes democracy, freedom and human rights in Syria and the Middle East. He was born in Syria and has lived in the West since being exiled from his country as a child. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the InterAmerican University in New York and an MA in International Relations from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Currently living in London, he is married and has a baby son.