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Ahmed Hasan

Ahmed Hasan has a Doctorate Degree in Chemistry and is an American citizen with Egyptian heritage. Dr. Hasan migrated to the U.S. in 1994, and worked with several institutions such as University of New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories, and New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technologies. He contributed to many national projects such as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and Yucca Mountain Project (YMP); and led several international projects related to peaceful application of nuclear energy, Integrated Management of Radiation Sources, watershed and environmental management. Dr. Hasan hosted and supervised more than 55 foreign nationals during their visits, training, and studying in the U.S. He participated in Track-II efforts for peace negotiation in the Middle East in 1996. Dr. Hasan believes that science and technology could play important role in fostering democracy in developing countries. He has dedicated his work to develop international projects with countries in the Middles East and Gulf States to help foster peace and prosperity between the U.S. and developing countries. Dr. Hasan has more information about his bio on Facebook and his email is [email protected]

The Role of Science and Engineering in Fostering Democratization

A novel approach for fostering democracy in developing countries may be implemented by empowering their citizens without alienating their governments. The new approach would help the citizens of developing countries to gain an understanding of the prerequisites of democratic change, such as improving human dignity and rights while minimizing the level of corruption.

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