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Agenda
Enriching The Middle East's Economic Future III Conference
May 3rd – 6th, 2009
Doha, Qatars
Sheraton Hotel

 

SUNDAY, MAY 3RD , 2009

Time / Hall

Events

18:30 – 20:30 Opening Ceremony and Dinner
18:30 - 20:30
Al-dafna Hall
 
Welcoming Speech:  (Photos )

H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs – Qatar   (Video)

Opening Speech:
H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.
 
(Word)  (Video)

Guests of Honor Statements :
- H.E Jacques Chirac, Former President of France (7 minutes)   (Video)
- H.E Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland. (7 minutes)  (Video)

Strategy: Towards a Multipolar World
First Session

Moderator:
Sir David Frost, Writer, TV Journalist, "Paradine Productions" – UK

Speakers: (5 to 7 minutes each)
• H.E. Alain Juppe, Former Prime Minister – France
• H.E. Douglas Hurd, Former Foreign Minister- UK.
• Claus Schwab, CEO, World Economic Forum - Switzerland
• H.E. Gordon England, former US Deputy Defence Secretary
• Shashi Tharoor, official candidate of India for the Office of UN Secretary General (2006) - India

Discussion Topics:
- Towards a Multi-polar world.
- The political and economic Challenges of Reshaping Global Co-operation
- Sharing of global influence, or creating of a society of justice for all.
- Arab polar position in the geography of a multi-polar world.
- Relations between the polar groups and building of alliances.
- Vision of the future role of the United Nations and its institutions in a multi-polar world.

20:30 Dinner in honor of the Participants

MONDAY, MAY 4TH , 2009

Time / Hall

Events

09:00 –9:15
Al-dafna Hall-2
INTRODUCTION   (Photos )
- Professor Steven L. Spiegel, Director, UCLA Center for Middle East Development

GREETINGS
- Scott Waugh, Executive Vice Chancelor and Provost, UCLA
- Nicholas Entrikin, Vice Provost, International Institute, UCLA
9:15 –11:00
Al-dafna Hall-2
PLENARY 1    (Photos )
Obama’s America: The Economic Scene


Moderator:
- Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP

Speakers:
- Leo Hindery, Managing Director, Intermedia Partners
- Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute
- Steve Clemons, Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
11:00 –11:15 Break
11:15 –13:00
Al-dafna Hall-2

 

 

 




 

Salwa Hall 2

PLENARY 2   (Photos )
The Financial Crisis And The Future Of The World Economy And Financial System


Moderator:
- Hani Findakly, Chairman, Potomac Capital

Speakers:
- Peter Baumbusch, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP
- Mohsen Fahmi, Head, Multi Manager Funds, Moore Capital Investment
- Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute
- Geoff Garrett, CEO, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney

WORKING GROUP

WG Topic:
Obama’s America: The Economic Scene

Chair:
Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP
13:00–14:30 Lunch (Ryan Foyer)
14:30–16:30
Al-dafna Hall-2
















Salwa Hall 2
PLENARY 3    (Photos )
The New World Order: the Global Economy after the Crisis


Moderator:
- Cornelia Meyer, NED, RUSI and Independent Energy Expert

Speakers:
- Baroness Valerie Amos, Member, House of Lords
- John J Sullivan, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Former Deputy Secretary of the United States Commerce Department (2006-2008)
- Alexander Dynkin, Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow
- Dr. Fawaz Alamy, Chairman and CEO, AJWA Group
- Tomoharu Washio, Senior Research Fellow and Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

WORKING GROUP

WG Topic:
The Financial Crisis And The Future Of The World Economy And Financial System

Chair:
Hani Findakly, Chairman, Potomac Capital
16:30–17:00 Break
17:00 –19:00
Al-dafna Hall-2















Salwa Hall 2
PLENARY 4    (Photos )
Global Conflict and Cooperation in a New Era


Moderator:
- Sean Cleary, Chairman, Strategic Concepts Ltd.

Speakers:
- Patrick Cronin, Director, Institute for National Strategic Studies
- Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Commentator and Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US and UK
- VADM Raman Puri, Director, Forum of Strategic and Security Studies (FSSS), India
- James Clad, Professor, National Defense University
- H.E. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand and Professor of Law and Diplomacy, UCLA

WORKING GROUP

WG Topic:
The New World Order: the Global Economy after the Crisis

Chair:
Cornelia Meyer, NED, RUSI and Independent Energy Expert
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner at leisure (Ryan Foyer)

TUESDAY, MAY 5TH , 2009

Time / Hall

Events

09:00 -11:00
Al-dafna Hall-2














Salwa Hall 2
PLENARY 5      (Photos )
What Does the Volatility of Oil Prices Mean for Producers, Consumers, and the Industry?


Moderator:
- Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP

Speakers:
- Cornelia Meyer, NED, RUSI and Independent Energy Expert
- Edward Morse, Head of Research, Louis Capital Markets
- Tadashi Maeda, Head, Corporate Planning Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
- Ole Gunnar Austvik, Professor, Lillehammer University

WORKING GROUP      (Photos )

Topic:
Global Conflict and Cooperation in a New Era

Chair:
Sean Cleary, Chairman, Strategic Concepts Ltd.
11:00 –11:15 Break
11:15-13:00
Al-dafna Hall-2














Salwa Hall 2
PLENARY 6     (Photos )
Neo Middle East: New Imperatives and Old Realities


Moderator:
- Professor Steven L. Spiegel, Director, UCLA Center for Middle East Development

Speakers:
- Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, Visiting Professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, former US Ambassador to Egypt and Israel
- Ambassador Robert Toscano, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
- Malik Dahlan, Principal, Quraysh Institution for Law & Policy, United Kingdom
- Richard Schofield, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Kings College London
- Wadah Khanfar, the Director General , Al Jazeera Network.

WORKING GROUP

WG Topic:
What Does the Volatility of Oil Prices Mean for Producers, Consumers, and the Industry?

Chair:
Cornelia Meyer, NED, RUSI and Independent Energy Expert
13:00–14:30 Lunch (Ryan Foyer)
13:45 -15:30
Al-dafna Hall (1)
PLENARY 7      (Photos )
Women Mean Business in the Global Economy


Chair:
- Judith Barnett, President, The Barnett Group, LLC

Speakers:
- Hala El Barkouky, Managing Partner, Allied Business Consultants
- Ying Wang, Chairman, China Solar Power Corporation
- Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, Observer Researcher Foundation, India
14:30 - 16:30
Al-dafna Hall-2
PLENARY 8     (Photos )
Economic Developments in the Middle East: Projects and Perspectives


Moderator:
- Charles Ries, Former US Ambassador to Greece, and Senior Fellow, Rand

Speakers:
- Hassan Ali bin Ali, Chairman, Shafallah NGO
- James Pickup, Director and General Counsel, Middle East Investment Initiative and Partner, DLA Piper
- Thomas S. Caldwell, C.M., Chairman and CEO, Caldwell Financial Ltd.
- Raghu Mandagolathur, Markaz, Investment Bank, Kuwait
- Xiao Yan, Director and CEO, Heng Xin China Holdings Limited
16:30 -17:00 Break
17:00 -18:45
Al-dafna Hall-2











Salwa Hall 2
PLENARY 9    (Photos )
Obama’s America: The Political Scene


Moderator:
- Steve Clemons, Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation

Speakers:
- Governor Gray Davis, Former Governor, State of California
- Joel Aberbach, Director, Center for American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA
- Frank Gilliam, Dean, School of Public Policy, UCLA
- Gary Wasserman, Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

WORKING GROUP

Topic:
Economic Developments in the Middle East: Projects and Perspectives

Chair:
Charles Ries, Former US Ambassador to Greece, and Senior Fellow, Rand
18:45 - 19:00 Break
19:00 - 20:00
Al-dafna Hall-2
FINAL PLENARY:    (Photos )
Perspective and Future Implications: Reports from the Working Groups


Chair:
- H.E. Mohammed Al Rumaihi, Assistant to the Foreign Minister for Follow Up Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Chair:
- Professor Steven L. Spiegel, Director, UCLA Center for Middle East Development
20:00 Closing Dinner (Ryan Foyer)
 

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