Monday, April 9, 2012

AMENDS: Meet the Leaders of the New Middle East at Stanford

AMENDS is bringing leaders from all over the Middle East and United States to the Stanford University campus for a five-day conversation on leadership and the future of the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. You can register for all or part of the conference, depending on your schedule. Come meet the leaders of the new Middle East!


You are invited to meet the Leaders
of the New Middle East
Stanford University | April 10-14, 2012
20 Countries
40 Youth Leaders
5 Days

Summit Schedule

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Tuesday 10 April (By Invitation Only)
12:00 – 2:00 PM 
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
Opening CeremonyFeaturing Welcome Address by Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco
By Invitation Only 

Day 1: Wednesday 11 April
2:00 – 5:30 PM 
Paul Brest Hall
“Technology, Social Media, and Innovation” 
AMENDS Talks Speakers:
Aymen Abderrahman, Selma Chirouf, Rawan Da’as, Elizabeth Harmon, Sonya Kassis, Heather Libbe, Ifrah Magan, Sam Adelsberg, Brian Pellot, George Somi
6:30 – 8:30 PMInnovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership Dinner 
Co-Sponsored by TechWadi
By Invitation Only
Day 2: Thursday 12 April
2:00 – 5:30 PM 
Paul Brest Hall
“Building Civil Society” 
AMENDS Talks Speakers:
Firyal Abdulaziz, Lubna Alzaroo, Hoor Al-Khaja, Ali Al-Murtadha, Jessica Anderson, Seif Elkhawanky, Micah Hendler, James Hurley, Ram Sachs, Rana Sharif
Day 3: Friday 13 April
9:00 AM- 12:00 
Gunn-SIEPR Building
“Peace and Conflict Resolution” 
AMENDS Talks Speakers:
Sherihan Abdel-Rahman, Sherif Maktabi, Mohammad AlJishi, Abdulla Al-Misnad, Yahya Bensliman, Ilyes El-Ouarzadi, Sandie Hanna, Priya Knudson, Megan McConaughey, Gavin Schalliol
1:30 – 5:00 PM 
Gunn-SIEPR Building
Speakers and Panelists 
Sami Ben Gharbia Tunisian political activist, Foreign Policy Top 100 Thinker
Professor Allen Weiner Co-Director of Stanford Univeristy Center on International Conflict and Negotiation
Thomas T. Riley Former Ambassador to Morocco
Radwan Masmoudi Founder and President of the Center of the Study of Islam & Democracy
6:30 – 8:30 PM 
Paul Brest Hall
Networking Dinner 
By Invitation Only
Day 4: Saturday 14 April
9:00 AM- 12:00 
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
“The New Middle East”  
AMENDS Talks Speakers:
Firas Al-Dabagh, Abdullah Al-Fakharany, Marwan Alabed, Cole Bockenfeld, Nadir Ijaz, Selma Maarouf, Matthew Morantz, Alaa Mufleh, Fadi Quran, and Nada Ramadan
1:30 – 5:00 PM 
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
Speakers and Panelists 
Rami Khouri Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Ahmed Benchemsi Moroccan journalist and pro-democracy activist
Professor Aaron Hahn Tapper Founder of Abraham’s Vision
Nasser Weddady Civil Rights Outreach Director, American Islamic Congress

Leader Feature:
Palestinian Community Organizer

Fadi Quran


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