October 23, 2013
Lebanese American Association (LAA) 24th Anniversary Annual Banquet
Wissam S. Yafi is an international development practitioner, technologist, and writer. He is the founder of TidWiT, a social learning high-tech firm based in Washington, DC, which helps governments, nonprofits, and businesses worldwide to educate and share their knowledge with their communities in new and innovative ways. Wissam has traveled extensively throughout the world particularly in the Middle East and North Africa from the Mashreq to the Maghreb, consulting with leaders, policy makers, academics, and entrepreneurs. He recently published a book titled Inevitable Democracy in the Arab World (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), which describes the geo-economic, geo-social, geo-political, and technological factors behind the Arab uprisings and looks to the road ahead.