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Arab Spring: A Revolution of Expectations

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Speakers

Former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yemen; Senior Advisor, IPI - International Peace Institute, New York
Acting Secretary General, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, Vienna
Multimedia Journalist & Instructor; Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, 7iber.com, Amman
Member, Parliament of Egypt; Professor, Department of Political Science, Cairo University and the American University of Cairo
President, IPI - International Peace Institute, New York Chair

Abdullah M. ALSAIDI

Former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yemen; Senior Advisor, IPI - International Peace Institute, New York

1975 BA, Political Science, Long Island University
1982 MA, Political Science, Columbia University
1996-2002 Member of the National Arbitration Committee, Republic of Yemen
1998-2002 Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Yemen
2008 Co-Chair, IPI - International Peace Institute's task forces on strengthening multilateral security capacity
2002-2011 Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations
2010 Chairman, Group of 77 and China

M.A. Faisal Abdulrahman BIN MUAMMAR

Acting Secretary General, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, Vienna

1983 Graduation from the King Saud University
 Education has been a constant theme in life, not only for himself, but also a driving conviction to help young people achieve their full potential.
 He is recognized as an expert in the field of Education having risen to become the Deputy Minister of Education in Saudi Arabia.
 
 He is also an Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Supervisor General of the King Abdulaziz Public Library in Riyadh.
 He served as a Board member to several prestigious organizations, for instance, UNESCO and the Board of the Foundation Du Roi Abdulaziz Al-Saud Pour Les Etudes Islamiques et les Sciences Humanes in Casablanca, Morocco.
 Since 2009 Faisal bin Muaammar has been an influential Board Member of the World Scout Foundation, where he has passionately supported "non-formal" education as a means of developing leadership ability for young boys and girls. In addition, he was instrumental in promo- ting a project called "Messengers of Peace" which is a unique initiative to harness the diversity of 30 million Scouts to ensure that respect, friendship and understanding become the culture of emerging generations.
 He has been at the forefront of interacting with people of different ideologies to facilitate understanding while promoting civility and the common values of humanity.
 He is now the first Secretary General to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious Dialogue and Intercultural Dialogue in Vienna.
1985 Masters Degree in Management from the Webster University in the United States of America

Lina EJEILAT

Multimedia Journalist & Instructor; Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, 7iber.com, Amman

2006 B.Sc, Electrical Engineering, University of Jordan
2009 M.S., Journalism/Online Media, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
since 2007 7iber.com, Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief
since 2010 Jordan Media Institute, Instructor
2009-2011 Reuters/Arabic Service, Reporter
2007-2008 JO Magazine, Staff writer, Amman
2005-2007 Youth Relations Track Officer, Fastlink (now Zain)
2007 Campaign Consultant, Muna Nijem for ITU Secretary General

Dr. Amr Nabil HAMZAWY

Member, Parliament of Egypt; Professor, Department of Political Science, Cairo University and the American University of Cairo

1992-1993 Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Cairo University
1998-2003 Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middle Eastern Study Section, Free University of Berlin
2003-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Cairo University
2005-2010 Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C.
2010-2011 Research Director and Senior Associate, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut
2011 Elected Member of the Egyptian People Assembly
since 2011 Professor, Department of Political Science, Cairo University
2011 Founder for "Misr El Horya" (Freedom Egypt) Party
since 2011 Member National Council for Human Rights
since 2011 Professor, Department of Political Sciences, AUC University

Terje ROD-LARSEN

President, IPI - International Peace Institute, New York

 Terje Rød-Larsen has been President of the International Peace Institute since January 2005. He serves concurrently as the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1559 (2004). He began his career as an academic, teaching sociology, political science, and philosophy at the Universities of Bergen and Oslo, before establishing the Fafo Institute for Applied Sciences in Oslo in 1981. As Director of Fafo, he initiated a research project into the living conditions of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which led to a request by the PLO in 1992 that he help establish a secret channel for negotiations between the PLO and the Government of Israel. The subsequent talks between Israelis and Palestinians concluded with the Oslo Accords and the signing of the Declaration of Principles at the White House on September 13, 1993.
 In 1993, he was appointed Ambassador and Special Adviser for the Middle East Peace process to the Norwegian Foreign Minister. In mid-1994, he was appointed United Nations Special Coordinator in the Occupied Territories at the rank of Under-Secretary-General. In 1996, he became Norwegian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Planning and Cooperation, before re-joining the United Nations. From 1999 to December 2004, he served as UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, holding the rank of Under-Secretary-General

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