NEW YORK BOOK LAUNCH: SANDSTROM: A Leaderless Revolution in the Digital Age

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NEW YORK BOOK LAUNCH: SANDSTROM: A Leaderless Revolution in the Digital Age
NEW YORK (July 2011) – Authors, Adeel A. Shah and Sheheryar T. Sardar, Esq. will host the launch celebration of their new book: Sandstorm: a leaderless revolution in the digital age on July 30th from 7-9pm at luxury fashion outlet Misha Nicole. The reception will feature a conversation with the authors and will raise funds for Project Peanut Butter, on organization that helps feed children in Africa.
Sandstorm examines Arab Spring and the role that social media and the Global Generation played in supporting the revolution in Egypt. The authors have, in a very short time, analyzed how the digital age has changed the dynamics of revolution.
“This was not a Twitter Revolution, that was an over-simplified statement made by media pundits.  We wanted to delve deeper, to understand how something could rise with such fervor across the globe.  The answer was more complex than just social media: it was a Global Generation that found its voice.” – Adeel A. Shah
Global Generationers in Egypt and the US were predicted to be the apathetic generation, addicted to the internet and lacking drive.  This book analyzes how that was a fallacy; not only is this generation one that creates change, its also a generation of socially responsible individuals that have broken down global barriers through social and digital media.” – Sheheryar T. Sardar
Sandstorm can be purchased at the book launch event for $14.99 (20% of all proceeds will go to Project Peanut Butter to help feed children in Africa) and is available from Nook for $9.99 and on Kindle for $8.99.
For interviews with Adeel A. Shah and Sheheryar T. Sardar, please contact Rohan Sheth. Media is invited to the book launch and may RSVP on Eventbrite.
About Adeel A. Shah
Adeel A. Shah is the Chairman and CEO of TelniaSoft Inc. Adeel has consulted with governmental institutions, dignitaries political action committees, former preidents of developing nations and NGOs – to name a few. He is co-founder of US-Pakistan Business Council and is currently the Vice Chairman in Washington, DC. Adeel has been part of and led several business delegations to Thailand, Hungary, South Korea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UK, Romania and UAE. He frequently writes on business and geo-political issues for major newspapers and has been interviewed by Bloomberg, Washington Times, CNN, and Geo TV. Adeel’s work primarily involves private equity and venture capital in South Asia and the Middle East. Adeel holds a Masters in International Public Policy from SAIS, John Hopkins and MBA from Carey Business School of John Hopkins.
About Sheheryar T. Sardar, Esq.
Sheheryar T. Sardar, Esq. is a founding Partner at Sardar Law Firm LLC, a New York based corporate and commercial litigation firm. A thought leader on social media and international business, Sheheryar is a nominated board member of the International Trade Committee of the New York Bar Association and an editorial member of Social Media Legal. He has been interviewed by Voice of America on social media law and stock trading and has published numerous articles on international law, social media and venture capital. Sheheryar received his J.D. from Emory University and studied at the University of Paris.
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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter and Columnist who began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 (Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley) and has expanded to writing for newspapers around the world focussed on Middle East and American politics.

Hanania loves to write about American Arabs in politics, and focuses on Arab life in America.

Currently, he writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at He writes on American politics for the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News newspaper and the Reporter Newspapers. He also writes for the online websites and (Illinois News Network at

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Hanania began in journalism as an activist publishing Chicago’s first English-language American Arab Newspaper “The Middle Eastern Voice” from 1975 through 1977. In 1976, he was hired by the Chicago community newspaper The Southtown Economist (Daily Southtown) and in 1985 was hired by the Chicago Sun-Times and covered Chicago City Hall for both. In 1993, he launched the “The Villager” Newspapers which covered 12 Southwest Chicagoland suburban regions. In 2004, he published “The National Arab American Times” monthly newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East ethnic food stores in 48 American States.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

Hanania’s writings have been published in newspapers around the world. Formerly syndicated by Creators Syndicate, Hanania also has written news, features and Opinion Columns for Al Jazeera English, the Jerusalem Post,, Arab News, Saudi Gazette, Newsday in New York, the Orlando Sentinel, the Houston Chronicle, The Daily Star, the News of the World, the Daily Yomimuri in Tokyo, Chicago Magazine, the Arlington Heights Daily Herald, and Aramco Magazine. His political columns are published in the Southwest News-Herald and Des Plaines Valley News, Regional News and Palos Reporter newspapers in Chicagoland. Hanania is the President/CEO of Urban Strategies Group media and public affairs consulting which has clients in Illinois, Florida, Michigan and Washington D.C.

Hanania is Palestinian Christian from prominent Bethlehem and Jerusalem families. His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

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