LDF Alumni Conference in Cairo
On December 10 - 12 the Leaders for Democracy Fellows first annual
Alumni conference will take place in Cairo Egypt. 17 of the 22 Fellows
who attended the LDF program at the Maxwell School in 2007 will attend.
Representing the Maxwell School and Syracuse University will be, William
Sullivan, Director of Executive Education, Steven Lux, LDF project
director and Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Professor of Political Science and
Director of Maxwell's Middle East Studies Program.
Riccidorne will make opening remarks. Guest speakers from the region
include: Dr. Soukeina Bourawi, Director of CAWTAR, the Center of Arab
Women for Training and Research., Rola Dashti, a longtime women's
campaigner in Kuwait who ran in 2006 parliamentary elections, Hisham
Kassem, Egyptian Publisher, former manager of Egypt’s most independent
paper, Al-Masri Al-Youm, 2007 recipient of NED Democracy award, Ramy
Khouri, Palestinian Intellectual, SU Graduate, Director of AUB’s Issam
Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, Hossam
Bahgat, Director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)
and Ali Kassay, CEO of a communications consulting and marketing firm
(ACE House) in Jordan.