Panel Discussion on the Role of Arab Youth at FDUís Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, N.J. (October 6, 2011)óFairleigh Dickinson University is hosting a free panel featuring youth speakers on the topic: ďWinds of Change: The Role of Arab Youth in the Future of the Middle East and North Africa Region,Ē on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Giovatto Library at FDUís Metropolitan Campus.

Recent FDU graduate from the MBA program, Reem Omar Al-Oyaidi, will moderate the panel discussion. Al-Oyaidi is a diplomat from Saudi Arabia. She has lived abroad most of her life in Egypt, Brazil and the United States. Currently she has been volunteering in different positions at the United Nations in New York. 

Raid Nasser, a professor of sociology in the Department of Social Sciences and History at FDU, will introduce the topic within the realities of the historical and political/social/economic context. Nasser specializes in the study of nationalism, ethnicity and theories of citizenship in the Middle East.

Panel member, Yassine Elkaryani, is an FDU graduate from the MBA entrepreneur program. Elkaryani is from Morocco and is the founder and executive servant at New Muslim Ambassadors, a non-profit organization aiming to empower and reunite Muslims on the Internet. He currently started a career as a network support analyst at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J.

Panel member, Hossam Elsayed Shahin, is a currently accepted student in FDUís School of Pharmacy. Shahin is from Egypt. He has volunteered in different organizations such as: the Andalus Institute for Tolerance and anti-Violence Studies, the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, the Meccano Team for teaching elementary school students ethics and how to be more involved in the community, and Life Makers, an organization in Egypt.

The final member of the panel is Khadija Alami, who was selected to attend FDU through the Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program. Alami is from Yemen. She studied English Language and Literature as a student in Sanaía University in Yemen.

The panel will takes place from 6 to 7:30 PM. For additional information, contact FDUís Office of Global Learning at (973) 443-8876. Fairleigh Dickinsonís Metropolitan Campus is located at 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J.

For Immediate Release

FDU Public Relations
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Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Dina Schipper
Director, University Public Relations

Melissa Payton

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Scott Giglio
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