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2018 Annual Conference

Jun
22
Jun/22 09:00 - Jun/24 16:00

Ramallah Campus - Arab American University

When: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 09:00 to Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 16:00
Where: 

Ramallah Campus - Arab American University

Conference Program

Where do we go from here? Palestine between the Local, Regional and the Global.

 

Friday 22.06.2018

TIME

EVENT

SPEAKERS

16:00 - 17:00

Registration

17:00 - 19:00

Official Opening

  • Mr. Nickolay Mladenov: UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process
  • Dr. Mohamad Shtayyeh: Chairman of the Board of Trustees – The Arab American University

19:00 - 20:00

Reception

 

 

Saturday 23.06.2018

09:30 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 - 10:10              Welcome Note

10:10 - 12:30     Session I     Law & UN Diplomacy

 

Moderator

Dr. Dalal Iriqat – AAU

10:10 - 10:40

The Role of Palestinian Diplomacy in the International Arena

Dr. Riyad Mansour – Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations

10:40 - 10:55

Possibility to Curb Israeli Actions against the Palestinians

Ms.Tamra El Sayyad JD – Legal Advisor, Palestinian  Negotiation Support Unit – PLO

10:55 - 11:10

Importance of Multilateral International  Treaties & Palestinian Rights

Mr. Ammar Hijazi – Assistant Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

11:10 - 11:25

The Internationalization of the Palestinian Question: Hopes and Challenges

Dr.Yousef Taysir Jabareen – Member of Knesset, Head of the Joint List, International Relations Committee

11:25 - 12:30

 Discussion

12:30 - 13:30

 Lunch Break

13:30 - 16:00     Session II     Social Media & Conflict Resolution

 

Moderator

Dr. Eyad Yaqoub – AAU

13:30 - 14:00

Media, Conflict and the Palestinians

Dr. Nancy Snow – Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

14:00 - 14:15

Digital Diplomacy & Foreign Relations

Mr. Saleh Masharqa – Lecturer in Media Studies – BZU

14:15 - 14:30

Social Media: Twitter & Facebook Diplomacy, A New Medium

Ms. Leyli Yousef – Media and Communications Specialist International Social Movements

14:30 - 14:45

 Digital Diplomacy: The Art of Image Building

Dr. Nader Salha – Head of Media Department, 

Al-Quds University

14:45 - 15:40

Discussion

15:40 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:00     Session III     Negotiations & Beyond

 

Moderator

Dr. Nedal Jayousi – AAU

16:00 -16:30

Negotiations vs. Dictations

Dr. Saeb Erekat – Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee

16:30 - 16:45

Creative Alternatives to Negotiations

Mr. Pat Sheehan – Vice President of Sinn Féin

16:45 - 17:00

Third Party Intervention

Mr. Tor Vinslad – Norway Middle East Peace Envoy

17:00 - 17:15

Palestinian Daily Resistance 

Ms. Carol Daniel Kasbari – PhD Candidate (George Mason University)

17:00 - 18 :00

Discussion

 

 

Sunday 24.06.2018

  9:30 - 10:00     Registration

10:00 - 12:30     Session IV     Jerusalem: The Politics of the Sacred  

 

Moderator

Dr. Nahed Habiballah – AAU

10:00 - 10: 30

Jerusalem in light of the recently Forming Regional Alliances

Mr. Pierre Cochard – French Consul General

10:30 - 10:50

Jerusalem and the New Messianic American Administration

Prof. Salim Tamari - senior fellow and director of the IPS-affiliated Institute of Jerusalem 

10:50 - 11:05

Jerusalem: Lessons from History

Prof. Issam Nassar – Historian of the Modern Middle East, Illinois State University 

11:05 - 11:20

Jerusalem in the Israeli Zionist Discourse 

Dr. Mohaned Mustafa – Director General, Mada al-Carmel Center for Applied Social Sciences – Haifa  

11:20 - 11:35

International Law Perspective on Jerusalem

Mr. Jonathan Kuttab JD – International Lawyer

11:35 - 12:30

Discussion

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 18:00     Session V     Local, Regional & Global Dynamics

 

Moderator

Prof. Ayman Yousef – AAU

13:30 - 14:00

Palestine & the Disintegrated Middle East

Mr. Alain Gresh – Publication director of Orient XXI. A specialist in the Near East

14:00 - 14:15

Arab Normalization with Israel

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti – Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI)

14:15 - 14:30

The Palestinian Reconciliation & the Dead Lock

Prof. Ibrahem Abrach – Al-Azhar University

14:30 - 14:45

EU & Regional Alliances

Mr. Marc Frings – Resident Representative   
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Ramallah

14:45 - 15:00

Palestinian Public Perception of Future Directions for Palestinians 

Dr. Khalil Shakaki – Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research

15:00 - 15:40

Discussion

15:40 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:00

Round-table Discussion & Recommendations.