POMED – CIHRS conference: Call for Applications

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The Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) in cooperation with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Georgetown University’s Center for Democracy and Civil Society, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) are now accepting applications for our 3rd annual regional conferences in Egypt from 4 to 6 November 2009.  The Conference will be hosted in partnership with the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS).

The conference will 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. The conference topics will include:
• Elections & Political Processes
• Religious Freedom & Inclusion
• Women’s Rights & Empowerment
• Human Security & Development


The conference will include 15 Egyptians and 15 Americans and Europeans who are between the age of 22-35 and politically active and engaged in different fields (blogging and journalism, political party youth leaders and program officers and managers with civil society and nonprofit advocacy organizations, ect)

To apply  please fill out and  submit the online application by following the links to the application in English or Arabic.
 
Applications must be received no later than the following date: September 25, 2009

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, but early applications will be given priority. If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected] and/or [email protected]