NATO's Role In Gulf Security

State of Qatar / NATO/ RAND Conference


Doha, Qatar

Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2005


Wednesday. 30 Nov 2005

Arrival of Participants

Hotel : Four Seasons

20:00                      Informal Welcoming  Dinner ( Pool Side )

Thursday. 1 Dec 2005



Registration of Participants ( Mezaneen Floor )

9:00 – 10:30

Opening of Conference



Presentation by F. Stephen Larrabee – ( RAND )


Welcome and opening Remarks of


H.H Sheikh Tameem bin Hamad bin Khalifa  Al Thani. The Heir Apparent of the State of Qatar presented by H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim bin Jabr Al Thani, First Deputy of Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs


Keynote address  by H.E Mr.  Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Secretary General of NATO


Coffee Break

11:30 –11:45

New Dimensions of Gulf Security

11:45 –13:30

Chair: General Wesley Clark (Ret.), Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander


Dr. Sami Al-Farag, Director Kuwait Strategic Studies Center


Dr. Geoffrey Kemp, Director of Regional Strategic Programs, The Nixon Center.



Official Lunch ( Honored by H.H Sheikh Tameem bin Hamad Al Thani Heir Apparent )

13:30 – 14:30





NATO Cooperation with Gulf States

14:30 – 16:30

Chair: Amb. Osman Sanberk, TESEV


H.E. Mr. Jean Fournet, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy.


H.E Mr. Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Attiyah,      Secretary General of the GCC.



Concluding Session:

16:30- 17:00

Chair: Amb. Robert Hunter, Former US Permanent Representative to  NATO, (RAND).


H.E Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Assistant Foreign Minister for Follow-Up Affairs (Qatar).


H.E. Mr.  Jean Fournet, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy.


Friday. 2 Dec 2005

Departure of Participants