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Z STREET Presents:
RETHINKING THE END GAME:
Improving Lives in The Middle East
May 4th 2011, Washington DC
Learn from experts on the
- Likely Impact of the Arab Uprisings on the Arab Palestinians' and Israel's future
- Freedoms in the Middle East
- Economic Dignity and Prosperity in the Middle East
- All Speakers Roundtable Discussion about the prospects for peace
|Khaled Abu Toameh:
Topic: Civil and humanitarian freedoms in the Middle East
Mr. Abu Toameh is an Arab Israeli journalist who has worked for Arab Palestinian media outlets as well as many major western media. Abu Toameh will address access to civil and humanitarian freedoms in the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press.
Topic: Economics of the Palestinian Authority
Luft will address the economics of the Palestinian Authority and describe the essential factors for prosperity and economic stability.
Topic: Arab Palestinian society
Dr. Kedar, professor of Arabic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, will address co-existence in the Arab world and the vital role - nearly entirely neglected by the west - that tribalism plays for political and sociological stability.
|Steven J. Rosen
Topic: Two States history and Palestinian State readiness
Foreign policy and Middle East expert Steven J. Rosen has been involved with and analyzing the Israeli-Arab relationship for more than three decades. He brings his vast experience to bear on the question of the viability of a Palestinian State, and how those expected to live in it would fare.
|Harold Rhode (Moderator)
Topic: Impact of “Arab Spring” on Arab Palestinians and Israel
Dr. Rhode, a 25 year veteran of the US Pentagon, is an expert on the politics of the Middle East. Rhode is fluent in Farsi, Turkish, Arabic and Hebrew and will discuss the “Arab Spring” and its likely impact on the stability of the region and of the future of the Arab Palestinians and of Israel.
The event will be held in the Congressional Auditorium in the Capitol Visitors' Center on East Front at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE.
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Registration
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lori Lowenthal Marcus, president, Z STREET
10:00 - 10:20 a.m. LIKELY IMPACT ON THE REGION OF “ARAB SPRING”
10:20 - 11:20 a.m. PROSPERITY AND DIGNITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Harold Rhode, moderator
Steven J. Rosen
11:20 - 11:45 a.m. BREAK
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. FREEDOMS AND DIGNITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Harold Rhode, moderator
Khaled abu Toameh
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. BY UN FIAT OR OTHERWISE, WILL THE CREATION OF A
Roundtable - ALL PARTICIPANTS
1:15 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS
Lori Lowenthal Marcus
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