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Egypt's Youth in Revolt

9 Feb 2011

Tarik Yousef discusses the disconnect between Egyptian youth and the ruling elites, highlighting the very real possibility that Egyptian civil society will 'thrive' in a future, democratic state. This article was originally published by The Takeaway and is reposted here. The views expressed in this article are those of the published author.



Ehaab Abdou Speaks at 3rd World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists in Doha

22 Mar 2010
Ehaab Abdou, advisor to the Middle East Youth Initiative and leader of the Initiative's current social entrepreneurship research project, addressed the 3rd World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP) in Doha on March 22.


Empty Pockets Stoked Discontent in Egypt, Tunisia

1 Feb 2011

Tarik Yousef discusses how Egypt and other Arab states' preoccupation with security issues over the last decade drove the debate about economics and politics 'out of the halls of government and into the streets.' This story originally aired on NPR's All Things Considered and is reposted here. The views expressed in this story are those of the published author.



Experts Convene in Damascus to Review Policy Priorities for Middle East Youth

16 Jun 2010
Experts from the Middle East Youth Initiative network and partners met on June 13 and 14 to identify new priorities in youth research and policy in the Middle East. The meeting was hosted by the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings, the Dubai School of Government, and the Development Research Centre at the Syria Trust for Development.


Experts Convene to Discuss Social Entrepreneurship and Social Investment in the Middle East

25 Feb 2010
On February 23, the Middle East Youth Initiative and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government convened a group of over 40 policy makers, international donors, private sector and civil society leaders to discuss the state of social entrepreneurship and corporate social engagement in the Middle East.


Food, Fuel, and Finance: How Will the Middle East Weather the Global Economic Crisis?

1 Dec 2008

The Middle East Youth Initiative convenes its network of experts for an ongoing discussion on the global economic crisis and its potential effects on oil and non-oil exporting countries in the region.



Foreign Assistance in a Time of Crisis

30 Jan 2009

On a panel hosted by the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and the SAIS International Development Program at Johns Hopkins University, Navtej Dhillon, Director of the Middle East Youth Initative, discussed the current prospects for economic growth in the Middle East and how U.S. foreign assistance can be positioned to help the region address the challenges that lie ahead.



From Orphan Care to the Working World: Easing the Transition for Jordan's Young Women

27 Feb 2009
Dana Shuqom talks to the Middle East Youth Initiative about setting up and executing the "Woman-to-Woman" project for young female orphans in Jordan. The aim of the project was to place young female graduates of orphan care centers in internships at organizations or departments managed by female executives.


Global Perspectives on the Youth Bulge and Opportunities for U.S. Engagement

21 Dec 2009
Samantha Constant, Associate Director of the Middle East Youth Initiative, participated in a private panel convened by the International Labor Affairs Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor on December 18 titled "Transforming the Youth Bulge into a Worker Bulge."


High Food Prices and Unemployment Fuel Uprisings in the Middle East

4 Feb 2011

Tarik Yousef discusses the impact of rising food prices and economic challenges on youth frustrations in the Middle East, and the potential for these issues to fuel further protests throughout the region. This audio show originally aired on The Takeaway and is reposted here. The views expressed in this piece are those of the published author.

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