The Safadi Foundation USA, The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), and the Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center invite you to the launch of the:

Safadi-Stanford Initiative for Policy Innovation

at the conference

In the Middle of the Storm: Development and Governance in the Arab World

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
6th Floor Flom Auditorium

Welcoming Remarks by Michael Van Dusen, Executive Vice President, Woodrow Wilson Center; and His Excellency, Mohammad Safadi, Minister of Finance, Republic of Lebanon

PANEL I: Regional Arab Reform

Tamara Wittes, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
Mara Rudman, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Middle East, USAID
Lina Khatib, Co-Founder, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, CDDRL, Stanford
Miriam Allam, Safadi Scholar First Runner Up and Economist, OECD

Coffee Break

11:00-12:15 PM     
PANEL II: Energy Reform and Economic Development in the Arab World

Robert D. Hormats, Undersecretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs
Inger Andersen, Vice-President, MENA, The World Bank
John D. Sullivan, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise
Katarina Uherova Hasbani, Safadi Scholar of the Year

Keynote lunch with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund introduced by Ambassador Joseph Gildenhorn, Chairman, Woodrow Wilson Center Board of Trustees,andHis Excellency Mohammad Safadi, Minister of Finance, Republic of Lebanon introduced by Lara Alameh, Executive Director, Safadi Foundation USA

Please RSVP to mep@wilsoncenter.orgor fax (202) 691-4001
Please indicate your participation by panel below
Name and Title:
Panel I __________           Panel II __________         Lunch __________
Seating is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A photo ID is required for entry. The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building (Federal Triangle stop on Blue/Orange Line). Public parking is available underneath the Reagan Building; however we recommend metro or taxi.