Adeeb Fadil, whose father and much of his father's family left their homes in Haifa in 1948, was born in Watertown, New York and has long been actively involved in the person-to-person efforts to promote a just peace between Palestinians and Israelis, Jews and Arabs. For several years now he has been an active participant in and supporter of The Dialogue Project in New York, New York. He is also a longtime supporter of the work of the village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv), volunteering there for three months in 1988 and serving on the Board of Directors of the American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam since 1990, icnluding two years as president (2000-2002). Mr. Fadil is also a member of Friends of Sabee - North American, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Arab-Jewish Peace Group. In 2004 he was appointed to the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee of the Episcopal Church in the United States. After attending public schools in upstate New York, Mr. Fadil graduated from the University of Virginia and spent a year in VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in Little Rock, AK before attending Yale Law School and clerking for federal district judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr. in Richmond, Virginia. He currently practices law as counsel at the New York firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he focuses on environmental matters.