Magdy Mahmoud Biography

Magdy Mahmoud is the president and co-founder of the New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ). He is also the former president and co-founder of Human Rights, Education and Law Project (HELP). Mr. Mahmoud has received, on behalf of HELP, the annual award of the NYU Public Interest Foundation for “tenacity and commitment to social change.” From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Mahmoud chaired the Chapters Committee of the American Muslim Union. Mr. Mahmoud was elected to the national Executive Board and chaired the Chapters Committee of the Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA) from 1993 to 1998.

Mr. Mahmoud is a civil rights activist who participated in many civil rights and civil liberties events inducing lectures, workshops, rallies, discussion panels, press conferences and many more. He has conducted more than 35 lectures and workshops in NY/NJ metropolitan area since 9/11. Mr. Mahmoud has organized and spoken in national and local rallies, in DC, NY and NJ, defending our civil rights and civil liberties.

He has pioneered coalition building with 25 civil/human rights organizations in the NJ/NY area after the tragedy of 9/11. Mr. Mahmoud has delivered messages of the minorities to elected officials including the National Director of the Department of Justice, New Jersey senator Jon Corzine, the US house representatives, county sheriffs and more.

In addition to the above volunteer work, Mr. Mahmoud holds two Masters Degrees in Engineering. Mr. Mahmoud works as a Computer Engineer in one of the US Fortune 100 Company.