The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in cooperation with the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and Heinrich Boll Stiftung – North America, held a joint seminar titled “The American Foreign Policy and Human Rights and Democracy Issues”, held on Wednesday, May 19th 2010, at the Cairo Institute.
The seminar was held to discuss the US policies towards the Middle East Countries, with a focus on human rights, democracy, governance, and civil society.
The seminar took place in association with issuing “The Federal Budget and Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2011: Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights in the Middle East” report, authored by POMED’s Stephen McInerney. The report examines the Obama Administration’s budget request and its implication for U.S. policy in the region.
The event consisted of two sessions, where a number of people participated in discussion; including Moataz El-Fegiery – Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Executive Director, Stephen McInerney – Director of Advocacy for the Project on Middle East Democracy, Kristina Kausch – researcher at FRIDE Institute, Andrew Albertson – Executive Director for the Project on Middle East Democracy, Dr. Ahmed ElSayed ElNaggar – Head of the Economic Unit at AlAhram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, and Ahmed Samih – Executive Director for Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies.
It is worth noting that the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to examining how genuine democracies can develop in the Middle East and how the U.S. can best support that process. Through dialogue, research, and advocacy, POMED aims to strengthen the constituency for U.S. policies that peacefully support democratic reform in the Middle East.
For more details on English version of “The Federal Budget and Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2011: Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights in the Middle East”, please visit the following link:
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