AJC ACCESS YOUNG DIPLOMATS RECEPTION

Young Diplomats Reception 2012:The Arab Awakening: The Changing Face of the Middle East

March 13, 2012
1777 F St., NW

Reception at 6:30PM; Program at 7:15PM

$15 FOR ACCESS SUPPORTERS; $20 FOR GENERAL REGISTRATION

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The Young Diplomats Reception is the hallmark event of AJC’s New Generation Program, ACCESS DC. This annual reception provides an opportunity for young Jewish professionals to interact with members of the diplomatic community while hearing from, and engaging with, leading thinkers on a topic of relevance to AJC.


Khairi Abaza is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. His research focuses on democratic reform in the Arab world, the spread of terrorism, and the influence of the media on politics. Before joining FDD, Mr. Abaza was a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, focusing on Egyptian politics and democratic reform. Before coming to Washington, Mr. Abaza worked for ten years in Egyptian politics. To read a full bio, click here.

Ammar Abdulhamid is the the founder and director of the Tharwa Foundation, a grassroots organization that works to break the Assad government’s information blockade by enlisting a cadre of local activists and citizen journalists to report on sociopolitical issues in Syria. Prior to founding the Tharwa Foundation, Mr. Abdulhamid served as a fellow with the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute, and he was a co-founder of Hands Across the Mideast Support Alliance (HAMSA), an initiative to mobilize international grassroots support for democracy activists in the Middle East. To read a full bio, click here.

Toby Dershowitz is the President of the Dershowitz Group, where she provides expert counsel to corporations, governments, and associations on high-end strategic communications, media and public relations, legislative strategy, crisis preparedness and crisis management. Her experience has been gained through working for more than 25 years in Washington on domestic and foreign policy issues, corporate communications, grassroots organizing and event management. To read a full bio, click here.

 

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For more information, contact:
Jamie Kamlet
accessdc@ajc.org

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About ACCESS
ACCESS is AJC’s new generation program empowers young professionals to engage today’s critical domestic and international issues. At the nexus between the Jewish community and the world, ACCESS reaches out to diplomats, policy makers and young leaders of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.

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