About WA

 
As the world grows more connected yet further divided, Weddady Associates helps clients navigate across cultures to seize unique opportunities. Leveraging a global network of influential change-makers, WA enables entrepreneurial ventures to bridge gulfs and transcend boundaries. From bespoke campaigns to long-term collaborations, we tackle complex challenges with savoir-faire and discretion.
Weddady Associates works with leading international brands as well as start-up entrepreneurial ventures. The firm also provides pro-bono assistance to a select group of non-profit organizations.

Principal

An internationally-recognized civic innovator and social media expert, Nasser Weddady has unique frontline experience in international human rights, counter-extremism, and interfaith relations. Fluent in Arabic, French, Spanish, and Hebrew, Weddady grew up in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. He studied in Spain and France before immigrating to the United States and becoming an American citizen.  

Weddady co-edited the critically-acclaimed anthology “Arab Spring Dreams” (featuring a foreword by Gloria Steinem), and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, and other leading publication. In 2015, Arabian Business named him one of the 100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40, and The Atlantic profiled him as one of the top social media influencers during the Arab Spring. He regularly appears as a commentator on outlets like CNN, MSNBC, BBC, France24, and various Arabic satellite channels. 

Weddady has spoken alongside President Obama during a memorial service following the Boston Marathon Bombing; testified to the United States Congress and the European Parliament; and presented at the United Nations. Prominent venues were he has spoken include Harvard University, Oxford University, Al Akhawayn University, The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the American University of Beirut, The Doha Forum, and Google’s Internet Freedom conference at the European University. 

As principal of WA, Weddady leads a diverse team of area experts, bringing together a unique network that bridges continents and disciplines. Clients turn to him to execute special projects in a range of arenas, including: 
 

  • Strategic communications & public diplomacy

  • Interfaith engagement & next-generation Muslim leadership

  • Grassroots advocacy & international human rights

  • Hostage rescue & counter-extremism messaging

  • Social media engagement