David Keyes Director, Cyberdissidents.org and Coordinator of Democracy Programs at the Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies
David Keyes is the Director of Cyberdissidents.org and Coordinator for Democracy Programs at the Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies. Under his mentor Natan Sharansky, Keyes became a founding member of Cyberdissidents.org. He assisted a former UN ambassador and has written for leading publications including The New Republic, National Review, Commentary and The Jerusalem Post. Keyes graduated with honors from UCLA in Middle Eastern Studies and pursued a Masters in Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University. He served in the Strategic Division of the Israeli army and speaks Arabic, Hebrew and English.
Bahareh Hedayat is a human rights activist who has spent over six years in an Iranian prison for "insulting" Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and for "actions against national security, propagation of falsehoods, mutiny and illegal congregation." Hedayat is the longest serving female prisoner of conscience in Iran.