FORA.tv Speaker - Oussama Safa
Oussama Safa is the General Director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, a public policy think tank based in Beirut specializing in the development and implementation of democracy, good governance, and anti-corruption programs. Mr. Safa works on security sector reform and conflict resolution and was Adviser to the secretariat of the World Economic Forum's Council of 100 Leaders, where he co-lead a project on Christian-Muslim dialogue.
Until 2004 he lived in Rabat, Morocco where he launched and managed community peace building programs, labor mediation initiatives, and alternative dispute resolution programs with the Moroccan Ministry of Justice. He was a senior trainer and founding member of the executive committee of the Lebanon Conflict Resolution Network (LCRN). Mr. Safa has observed multiple legislative elections in Lebanon and Yemen and was part of earlier efforts to found the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections.
In 1998 he was founding president of Lebanon's Anti-Corruption Association, La Fassad. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science and international relations from the American University of Beirut and the American University in Washington, DC.
10.22.07 | 01:43:30 min
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