2009 Middle East Conferences
In the spring of 2008, POMED and AID held their second annual series of Young Global Leaders Forums in Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan. These conferences brought together 138 Middle Eastern and American participants to discuss democratization in the Middle East and the U.S. role in that process. Click here for more information._____________________________ Click here for information regarding the 2007 conferences.
2009 Emerging Leaders for Democracy
Amman, Jordan: October 7 – 9, 2009
Beirut, Lebanon: October 26 – 28, 2009
Cairo, Egypt: November 4 -6, 2009
The conferences include panel discussions featuring Arab and American experts on U.S. foreign policy initiatives, progress of political reform in the region, and the role of the U.S. and Europe in assisting this process. Four main topics of the conferences are:
Elections & Political Processes
Religious Freedom & Inclusion
Women’s Rights & Empowerment
Human Security & Development
The conferences will take place in Amman, Beirut, and Cairo. Participants include Americans living in the US or in the region, Europeans, as well as local young professionals residing in the three Arab countries, ages 23-35. Each conference includes 15 Middle Easterners and 15 Americans and Europeans. Since the number of spaces is limited, participants have been chosen by competitive application. We have sought an ideologically and geographically diverse group of participants.
We have been thrilled with the response this year, as we received more than 900 applications for the 90 available spots for participants in the three conferences. In the weeks ahead, we look forward to publishing the policy recommendations that come out of these conferences and then advocating on behalf of those recommendations in Washington. Keep an eye on this page for more information, and if you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com.