Farid Majari (also spelled Fareed) is the director of the Goethe-Institut in Los Angeles. The Goethe-Institut is the official Cultural Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, which operates worldwide. Fareed Majari had previous postings as country director of the Goethe-Institut in Lebanon (Beirut) and in the Palestinian Territories (Ramallah) as well as postings in Moscow and Munich. In 1995 and 1996 he was a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut. He is the producer and co-writer of the TV series Matabb (Speed Bump) set in Ramallah in the West Bank.