Motherâ€™s Day: Nine Month Return on Investment=Immeasurable. http://ping.fm/ufeKC
Deputy Secretary of State Niddes advises “Trade NOT Aid” for expanding American business in Bahrain and beyond. http://ping.fm/Cy2kQâ€¦-trade-not-aid/
Does opening a franchise in an #Arab Awakened country going to empower consumers economically AND politically? http://ping.fm/HqemI #Libya #empowerment @ramahkudaimi
Cherif Bassiouni addressed @IMESatGWU on 1) Rule of Law, 2) Corruption in business/banking contracts, & 3) Reconciliation in conflict & post-revolution (Libya, Egypt, & Bahrain)~ See full reflective essay “Accountability: Legally Speaking…” by Mohammad Shouman, JD/MA Candidate at GWU & SAIS http://ow.ly/aDUqH
.@maysoonzayid This week former investment banker, Hoda Tahoun, represents an Arab American female– equipped with an MBA–who left Wall Street in New York and is taking the entrepreneurial risk. See below for her perspective in one of the fastest growing industries intersecting with the 21st century trend of socially responsible practices and “green” products. http://ping.fm/ofZAy
May 3-5: UNESCO will hold World Press Freedom Day in Tunisia. So PITAPOLICY learned from other pita-consumers about online, offline challenges of Media Freedom regarding MENA at the #NAAPMM event. http://ping.fm/i0xRz
Today from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST, PITAPOLICY Consulting will be livetweeting from the US House of Representatives to cover the Arab American Institute’s briefing: “The End of Pluralism: Religion & Conflict in the Middle East”. Pita-consumers are invited to watch the event on the web by tuning in to AAI’s livestream channel. http://ping.fm/E9amF
Before I get into my thought of the week, I want to congratulate the Winners of the ArabNet Digital Summit’s Overnight Competition.
(Note: PITAPOLICY asked Christidis why there were no female competitors this year. However, it wasn’t for the lack of trying to reach out to this underrepresented gender with respect to the tech industry as Christidis acknowledged this challenge.)
March features technology discussion for the pita-consuming region. Dan Armanious of Stanford University contributes his thoughts on 3 MENA countries: Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Iran.
1) Call for tech pieces 2) Sharifa Al-Barami @omnentrepreneur discusses Entrepreneurs via @wamdame http://ping.fm/xalvz