Programs

  • The last session will cover the experience of civil society organization/NGOs in the United States, what they do and what they confront, how to get the best out of your internship experience, and use the resources and knowledge you gain to achieve your future goals.
    Speaker: Rasha Awale, Jordan
    In 2002 the Department of State established the Middle East Partnership Initiative. Aiming to advance stability and prosperity, in the MENA region. One of MEPI’s program was the “Leaders for Democracy Fellowship”. The program provided early and mid-career professionals from the MENA region with the opportunity to complete training in participatory governance, conflict resolution, and political mobilization and communication. The participants spent around four months in the United States, gaining academic and practical experience, as well as networking with like-minded peers and professionals.

    This series of presentations will track the journey of one of these fellowship participants, by highlighting the following topics:
    Understanding the main concepts of Democracy in the United States, what is democracy, why it’s important and how to make it effective in our daily lives (conflict resolution, and negotiation skills).

    The second session, will highlight the classroom experience in Syracuse University in particular and in the United State in general, what kind of platform the university provides for students to express themselves and their passions.

    The last session will cover the experience of civil society organization/NGOs in the United States, what they do and what they confront, how to get the best out of your internship experience, and use the recourses and knowledge you gain to achieve your future goals.