Fadi Salem

Fadi Salem is the Director of the Governance and Innovation Program at the Dubai School of Government (DSG), a Fellow with the I+I Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP), National University of Singapore; and a former Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard University. His areas of expertise include new models of governance and citizen engagement and their impact on social development; including ICT and reform, e-government, social media and citizen participation in the Arab region.

Fadi has over ten years of multidisciplinary working experience in public sector advisory, media, ICT and research industries. He has been involved in numerous advisory projects with private sector corporations and governments in the Arab region; as well as with international organizations, including the OECD, UNDP, UNDESA, WEF and the European Commission. Prior to joining DSG he worked in The Executive Office, where he advised senior government leaders in Dubai. He also previously was an Editor of two pan-Arab publications for two years.

A native Syrian, Fadi is a graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is the author of over a hundred publications in peer-reviewed journals and media; and the co-editor of several books and proceedings, including the Arab Social Media Report series and the recently published “From Electronic Government to Information Government” in Arabic. He is a frequent speaker in international conferences and comments in the media regularly on governance, technology and Middle Eastern political affairs.

Session: Security Threats in the Digital Era
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