SUNY/CID Participates in United Nations University Course on Parliaments
SUNY/CID NEWS STORIES 2006
Several representatives of SUNY/CID participated in a course at the United Nations University-International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI) on "The Role of Members of Parliament in Democratic Governance," held in Amman, Jordan 12-17 March 2006. The course was co-sponsored by the SUNY/Jordan Legislative Strengthening Program with support from USAID, the SUNY/CID Home Office, and the SUNY/CID parliamentary support program in Morocco (also supported by USAID). The course included members of parliament (MPs) from around the Arab world, Africa, North America and Europe as well as representatives from NGOs, think tanks, the media and universities. SUNY/Morocco supported a delegation from the Moroccan Parliament and many Jordanian MPs particpated. Speakers at the course included H.E. Sabri Rbeihat, the Jordanian Minister of Political Development and Parliamentary Affairs; H.E. Abdelelah Al-Khatib, Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs; and, H.E. Finn Martin Vallersenes, Member of Parliament of Norway. Senator John Sheffer (ret.), Senior Fellow of the University at Buffalo's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, gave a presentation on the role of leadership in democratic parliaments. SUNY/CID Director James Ketterer gave a presentation on how the Arab world and the West can work in partnership on parliamentary reform programs.