Monday, December 13, 2010

2011 Advocacy Training & Lobby Day to include keynote address by Robert Malley

Registration is now open for our March 6-7 Grassroots Advocacy Training and Lobby Day in Washington, DC -- a joint project of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and Interfaith Peace-Builders. The event's keynote speaker will be Robert Malley, Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group.
Malley directs analysts based in Amman, Cairo, Beirut, Tel Aviv and Baghdad. The ICG reports on the political, social and economic factors affecting the risk of conflict and make policy recommendations to address these threats. Malley previously worked as Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs, Executive Assistant to National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger, and as Director for Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Council.
The third annual training and lobby day will provide seasoned organizers and new activists with the skills and experience needed to make a real impact. As the US-led 'peace process' hits new snags, the importance of grassroots action has never been greater!