September 24, 2008

Tadamunn: Towards Civic Engagement in Arab Education
Cairo, Egypt
The Tadamunn Conference was hosted by the American University in Cairo on October 13-14, 2008. The conference explored strategies and options for promoting civic engagement in Arab educational systems. Soliya President Lucas Welch, Outreach Manager Reem Marto, and facilitator Dina Orieby were all speakers at the conference, which was also attended by Waleed Nassar, Soliya's Cairo Office Manager.

September 10, 2008

Washington, DC Nearly 2,000 academics, scholars, activists and graduate students from around the world who study the Middle East gathered for the annual MESA conference on November 22-25, 2008. Reem Marto and Merva Faddoul (Senior Network Officer) represented Soliya at this conference, where they hosted an informational booth about Soliya at the Book Exhibit.

August 25, 2008

Soliya's Cairo team recently moved to a new, larger office space. The new office will accommodate a growing Cairo staff and allow us to continue expanding our presence and university recruitment efforts in Egypt and across the Middle East and North Africa. Our office is located in the central Giza neighborhood of Cairo, close to Cairo University and the Cairo Zoo. Soliya is very excited about this new development and the possibilities presented by an expanded space.

August 23, 2008

Last semester we added 11 new universities to our Connect Program - significantly more than any previous semester.