(Update: Thanks for participating in this event. The webcast and chat is now archived online .)
In the past three months, people across the Middle East and North Africa have taken to the streets to demand – and in some cases obtain – change.
Growing aspirations of youth in the region regarding jobs and political rights very quickly raised the bar for what governments need to do.
We invite you to join a discussion on what these recent changes mean for the region. The event will focus on two major topics: jobs, and the role of new media.
When will it take place?
The discussion will take place on March 21, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. eastern time, at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
There will also be a live webcast, and a simultaneous, online chat, where you can interact with the experts. Simultaneous translation will be provided in English and Arabic.
How can I participate?
Submit questions to experts
Visit the event page to submit your questions in advance for the expert panels.
Watch the webcast
Experts will address questions during the live webcast discussion on March 21, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Join the global chat
See what others are saying, and join the global conversation.
Spread the word
Tell your friends and colleagues about the event and invite them to join you.