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How Socially Innovative Entrepreneurship Can Build the Middle East

In collaboration with Silatech and the Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University.

The past two years have witnessed a series of defining moments for the Middle East with key countries like Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia undergoing difficult political transitions. As attention is focused on advancing democracy, stability is being brokered by economic growth in surprising and innovative new ways that should be supported. The ability to empower youth economically will accelerate the pace at which these countries can develop stable political systems.

On Tuesday, October 15, Silatech and the New America Foundation’s Middle East Task Force will host an expert panel featuring Dr. Tarik Yousef, CEO of Silatech; Fadi Ghandour, Founder and Chairman of ARAMEX; Christopher Schroeder, author of Startup Rising; and Dina Sherif, a fellow at the Middle East Task Force. The panel will address the region’s major economic challenges, and discuss the need for socially innovative enterprise development.

To join the conversation online use #ArabFuture.  

Please arrive at 8:30 am for coffee and registration.




Dr. Tarik Yousef
CEO, Silatech
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Fadi Ghandour
Founder and Vice Chairman, ARAMEX
Founder and Chairman, Ruwwad for Development

Christopher Schroeder
Author, Startup Rising – The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East
Co-Founder, HealthCentral.com

Dina Sherif
Fellow, Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation
Senior Advisor, Silatech
Founding Partner, Ahead of the Curve

Leila Hilal
Director, Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:30am - 10:30am
The George Washington University
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center 800 21st Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20052

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