Before launching NAWAH, Paul Brinkley served as US Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, leading a groundbreaking task force charged with developing economic opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan through a range of efforts, including the successful encouragement of investment by U.S. and Western businesses. Before his government post, Brinkley held a number of senior executive roles with Silicon Valley technology companies, including JDS Uniphase and Nortel Networks. A licensed professional engineer, he is the recipient of four US patents, and has published research on process optimization, production economics, and artificial intelligence. Paul currently serves on Spirit of America’s advisory board.
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