Basil Khoury

Basil Khoury
Owner of U-Ctrl
Bethlehem University
Beit Sahour, Palestine

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Listen to Basil: The 2013 Congressional Forum

Biography: Basil Khoury, 22 year-old senior at Bethlehem University majoring in Computer Information System. A member of the board of directors of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between Peoples. Basil is also an entrepreneur starting his own company, U-Ctrl, dedicated to more efficient water usage through technology. Basil is also an active member of society and student life and one of the Student Ambassador at Bethlehem University. He has established the Computer Club in his University, and continues to be a leader in the Orthodox Club Scouts Group in his hometown of Beit Sahour where he had designed training and leadership programs. Basil has presented the History of Palestine before students of Harvard and San Francisco universities. In July 2011, He participated in an intensive course in movie making and directing in Vancouver, Canada and produced his first short movie “The Butterfly Effect” about the media’s misrepresentation of his people. It won a special award. Basil is participating on NSL to learn how to implement a media project that seeks to train young Palestinian journalists in critical thinking skills

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