MEET Tour: Ala Sadar and Noa Epstein visit Baltimore, Boston...

MEET Tour: Ala Sadar and Noa Epstein visit Baltimore, Boston, and New York

Feb 28 - Mar 5, 2013 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

Ala Sader, COO and Noa Epstein, CEO and Co-Directors of MEET will travel to the United States in February and March. They have meetings and events scheduled in Baltimore, Boston and New York City. Please contact Leah Stern, Program Specialist at the Task Force for more information or to schedule your own meeting: [email protected] About Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) MEET is an exciting initiative that enables its young Arab and Israeli participants to acquire shared advanced technological and leadership tools while empowering them to create positive social change within their own communities. MEET recently launched a new hub in Nazareth, hosted at Stef Wertheimer's Industrial Park, bringing together Arab and Jewish high school students from the North. This is an intensive 3-year program (800 academic hours) fostering technology and entrepreneurship as a common language to bridge the communities towards a shared society. MEET also Invests in excelling youth from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, providing a unique blend of education in skill-sets such as English language, computer science, entrepreneurship and leadership, and value-sets, for instance encouraging inter-group productive dialogue in which group boundaries are re-framed around common goals. *** Bios Ala Sader, COO and Co-Director, MEET Ala Sader joined MEET in August 2012. Ala provides executive leadership in all aspects of MEET's program design and implementation, with a particular focus on the Student Program. Ala has a solid background in finance, accounting and operations management. A Certified Public Accountant, he received his BA in Accounting and Economics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and served as a manager at Ernst & Young. Ala has spent five years in Switzerland, serving as Finance Services Controller EAME at Syngenta Crop Protection and then as Senior Controller Reinsurance at Zurich Financial Services. He speaks 4 languages, including English, Arabic, Hebrew, and German. Noa Epstein, CEO and Co-Director, MEET Noa Epstein provides executive leadership in all aspects of MEET's program design and implementation, with a particular focus on the alumni program. Noa is responsible for developing and executing programmatic, operational, and financial strategies that achieve MEET's mission and vision. Noa has extensive experience in leading cross-border educational projects and business development in the Middle East. A Cambridge MBA graduate and Gates scholar, Noa led a consulting project for Google's investment in Palestinian hi-tech and was Department Director at the Peres Center for Peace. She is a United World College (UWC in Norway) graduate and holds a BA (Summa Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She speaks five languages, including Arabic, and won the Women of the Future Award (UK) in 2011.