Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)


North America Region: Interview with Fawzi Behmann, Director of NA Region

By Fawzi Behmann - Director of the NA Region, USA and Stefano Bregni - Global Communications Newsletter Editor-in-Chief, Director Conference Operations

This article continues the series of nine interviews to the Officers of the IEEE ComSoc Member and Global Activities (MGA) Council, which is published every month In the Global Communications Newsletter.

In this series of articles, I introduce the Vice-President and the six Directors on the MGA Council (namely: Member Services, Industry Outreach, and AP, NA, LA, EMEA Regions), as well as the two Chairs of the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and Young Professionals (YP) Standing Committees. In each interview, one by one they present their sector activities and plans.

In this issue, I interview Fawzi Behmann, IEEE ComSoc NA Region Director.

Fawzi Behmann is the founder and president of TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in Austin, Texas since 2009. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the areas of communications and networking...


Latin America’s ComSoc Chapters Commemorate the International Day of Girls in ICT

By Esmeralda Asurza - IEEE ComSoc Peru Chapter Vice-Chair and Yessica Sáez - Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, IEEE ComSoc Panama Chapter Chair

The International Day of Girls in ICT is an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that aims to raise global awareness of the importance of promoting studies and careers in ICT for girls and young women. Every year, on the fourth Thursday of April, the Girls in ICT Day is celebrated in more than 150 countries around the world.

For girls and young women to thrive in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, they need safe and reliable access to the Internet and digital tools. That is why, in consultation with young people, the ITU identified “Access and Security” as the slogan for girls in ICT 2022.

During April 2022, the ComSoc Panama and ComSoc Peru Chapters celebrated girls and young women through motivational messages, photo contests, conferences, and discussion panels, encouraging them to pursue studies and careers in the ICT...


IEEE Communication Society Meet-and-Greet Event

By Moiz Rahman Memon - LUMHS, IEEE Karachi Section Treasurer, Pakistan and Umair Ahmed Korai - MUET, Secretary IEEE ComSoc Karachi Section Chapter, Pakistan

IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Student Branch Chapter in collaboration with IEEE ComSoc Karachi Chapter and QS World Merit Pakistan organized an IEEE ComSoc Meet-and-Greet event on March 24, 2022, at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, MUET, Jamshoro.

The objective of this event was networking of all IEEE and IEEE ComSoc members with each other. The total registered participants were 34; all were IEEE members. Treasurer IEEE Karachi Section and Broadcast Engineer at LUMHS FM Radio, Engr. Moiz Rahman Memon, attended the event as a Chief Guest. The event was formally started with the welcome address by Ms. Dania Abbasi, Vice Chair IEEE ComSoc MUET Student Chapter and a third-year student at MUET. She welcomed the Chief Guest, the Coordinators, the Organizers, and the Participants. Afterward, Engr. Moiz delivered an interactive talk on leadership skills, shared with students his knowledge...