Building peace in the minds of men and women

Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism

Wed, 17 Jun - 11:00 to 12:30

Multi-faceted youth online engagement

Dr. Sami Hourani

Leaders of Tomorrow, Engagement experience in Jordan through For9a and FADFED Programmes (Jordan)

Dr Sami Hourani is a medical doctor and serial social entrepreneur. He is the founding director of the well-known educational platform, the founder and executive director of the regional organization Leaders of Tomorrow and the innovative social initiatives Diwanieh and Mo7aka. Recently he developed FADFED, which is a new and creative qualitative research methodology for supporting his activities in this field.

Dr Hourani is a fellow at Ashoka the largest global hub for social innovators. He received the King Abdullah II Demoqrati award in 2014 and the EUROMED youth award in 2013. Other awards received in recognition of his important contributions in this field include his designation as Jordanian Role Model in 2011 and the Jordanian title of "Knight of Change" in 2008.

Dr Hourani received his M.D degree from the University of Jordan and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in social innovation and technology at Lund University in Sweden. He has received certifications in Community Organizing and in Persuasive Communication from Harvard University and Delaware University respectively. Dr. Hourani provides advisory and consultancy services in the area of Middle Eastern politics to clients from national and international organizations as well as academic institutions.