Program


Time
Title
Participants
Friday, October 21st 2011, 11:00 AM – 10:00  PM
Location: South Auditorium Eisenhower Executive Office (White House Office)
Security Entrance: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC; 17th and State Place Entrance
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM  
White House Security Checks
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Obama Administration’s efforts to Engage Young Americans
Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor
Shaarik Zafar, Director, NSS Global Engagement Directorate
Tamanna Salikuddin, Director, NSS Afghanistan-Pakistan Directorate
 Rashad Hussain Special Envoy to OIC
John Kelly, Policy Advisor, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Travel  from White House to US Capitol Building
 
Location: Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building
Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE, Washington DC 20515
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
Friday Prayers led by Dr. Sayyid Syeed, National Director, ISNA
2:20 PM – 2:45 PM
Lunch
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Welcome to US Capitol 
   Congressman John Sarbanes (MD)
   Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Conference Opening Address
Farah Pandith – Special Representative to Muslim Communities (State Department)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Panel  I:  Role of Administration in Empowering Communities

Moderator:   Dr. Saud Anwar
Arsalan Suleman Deputy Special Envoy to OIC (State Dept)
Saira Saeed State Department
Ehsan Zafar Policy Advisor (DHS)
Nadia Naviwala - Pakistan Desk Officer (USAID)
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
 Break & Asr Prayer
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Panel II:  Career paths in Administration and Legislative branches

Moderator: Salmah Rizvi
 Ziad Haider, White House Fellow, DOJ
Lubna Fazal USCIS
Jihad Saleh Williams Govt.  Affairs Representative, Islamic Relief
Salmah RizviDepartment of Defense
Arif Haque Special Assistant Congressman Conyers
6:15 – 6:45 PM
Travel to Embassy of Pakistan
 
Location: Embassy of Pakistan; at 3517 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008
 6:45 PM – 7 :00 PM
 Maghrib Prayer at Embassy of Pakistan
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Dinner
Sarah Peck  Team leader, Political Unit
 State Department
 
Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 8 AM – 10:30 PM
Location: Chesapeake Hall, Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast
Introduction about USPAK Foundation
9:00AM - 10:00 AM
Tutorial I: Know Thyself: essentials of leadership from CI to EI
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Panel  III: Team building with ethnic groups

Moderator : Shehzad Akhtar
Priya  Murthy  Policy Director SAALT
Moh Sharma  APAICS fellow
Haris Tarin Director, MPAC
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
 Panel VI: Importance of Public Opinion
Moderator: Dr. Rashid Chotani
Raza Naqvi – Journalist (VOA)
Kulsoom Abdullah  Sports - Olympic Weightlifter
Winston Ibrahim  Co-Founder Hydros Bottle LLC
Shazia Kamal  Student
12:15 PM– 1:30 PM
Lunch & Dhur Prayer
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy
 Muslim Lakhani  Entrepreneur
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Panel V: Policy Development through Legislation

Moderator: Umair Khan 
Assad Akhter Deputy Chief of Staff Congressman Pascrell
Umair Khan  Counsel Senator Parker NY
Taha Gaya Exec Dir PAL-C
3:15 PM – 3:45PM
Free Book gift & Signing 
"Ten Years Older" - ISBN-10: 1466284293
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Break & Asr Prayer
4:15PM – 5:00 PM
Tutorial II ; Mastering the Art of Public Speaking
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Panel VI:  Rising  Threat of Bullying

Moderator: Amina Khan
Akil Vohra  Sr. Advisor White House Initiative on AAPIs
Daniel Nainan - Comedian
Mansoor Alam Student Activist
Deborah Temkin  Policy Coordinator Department of Education
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Networking & Maghrib Prayer
  
7:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Comedy Roundup
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dinner
 USPAK Foundation Objectives
9:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Entertainment
Musical
 
Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 8 AM – 12 Noon
Location: Chesapeake Hall, Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast
  Upcoming programs & Events
 Handing out of Certificates
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Tutorial III: Leadership Paths – Post Graduation
Professor Tahir Shad
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
 Break
10:15AM – 11:15 AM
Panel  VII: Team building with ethnic groups
Moderator: Moeed Yousuf   USIP
Melanie Pell Director  AJC
Paul Entis, AVODAH:  The Jewish Service Corps
Sarah Hiller
Jamie Kamlet
11:15 AM – 12 Noon
Wrap up
12 Noon – 3 PM
DC Tours - optional



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