Round table: Future Prospects for the Arab World



Participants in this panel will explore prospects for the region as a whole and for specific countries as they go through democratic transitions. They will consider the opportunities and obstacles to achieving a fully democratic Arab world in this decade. In addition, each participant will briefly present briefly his/her vision for the future of their country and the optimum political, economic and social strategies that will be pursued in service of that vision.

Moderator: Rima Khalaf, Executive Secretary, ESCWA



Abdel Karim al Eryani, Former Prime Minister, Yemen

Ali Omlil, Ambassador of Morocco to Lebanon

Amr Moussa, Presidential Candidate, Former Secretary-General, League of Arab States

Moustafa  Al Barghouti, Civil Rights Activist, Former Minister of Information, Former Presidential Candidate, Palestine

Naima Djibril, Lawyer, Member of the Council to Support the Participation of women in Decision Making, Libya

Rafik Abdessalem, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tunis