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Opening Keynote
The Path to Ending Conflicts: Prospects and Pitfalls

Khalil E. Jahshan
Executive Director, Arab Center Washington DC

H.E. Amatalalim Alsoswa
Former Yemeni Minister of Human Rights; Former Yemeni Ambassador to Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands; Former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP, and Director of its Regional Bureau for Arab States

Addressing the Root Causes of Conflict in the Arab World

Noura Erakat
Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University

Mehran Kamrava
Professor and Director of Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University – Qatar

Rami G. Khouri
Professor of Journalism and Public Policy and Senior Fellow, American University of Beirut

Sarah Leah Whitson
Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Imad K. Harb – Moderator
Director of Research and Analysis, Arab Center Washington DC

Luncheon Keynote Conversation
Rebuilding the Middle East: US Policy in a Contentious Region

Khalil E. Jahshan
Executive Director, Arab Center Washington DC

The Honorable Thomas R. Pickering
Vice Chairman, Hills and Company, Former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Russia, India, Israel, and Jordan

State-Building in the Arab World: Future Prospects

Noha Aboueldahab
Visiting Fellow, Brookings Doha Center

Sultan Barakat
Director and Professor, Center for Conflict Management and Humanitarian Studies, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Robert Malley
President, International Crisis Group

Bessma Momani
Professor, University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Vivian Salama – Moderator
White House Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Beyond Sectarianization: Toward Inclusive Citizenship in Arab Societies

Linda Bishai
Director of Research, Evaluation, and Learning, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Daniel Brumberg
Associate Professor, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC

Shadi Hamid
Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Marwan Kabalan
Chief of the Policy Analysis Unit, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha

Sherine Tadros – Moderator
Head of the New York (UN) Office, Amnesty International

Closing Remarks

Tamara Kharroub
Assistant Executive Director and Senior Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC

Conference Highlights

H.E. Amatalalim Alsoswa
Former Yemeni Minister of Human Rights; Former Yemeni Ambassador to Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands; Former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP, and Director of its Regional Bureau for Arab States

Noura Erakat
Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University

Mehran Kamrava
Professor and Director of Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University – Qatar

Rami G. Khouri
Professor of Journalism and Public Policy and Senior Fellow, American University of Beirut

Sarah Leah Whitson
Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Noha Aboueldahab
Visiting Fellow, Brookings Doha Center

Sultan Barakat
Director and Professor, Center for Conflict Management and Humanitarian Studies, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Bessma Momani
Professor, University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Linda Bishai
Director of Research, Evaluation, and Learning, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Daniel Brumberg
Associate Professor, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC

Shadi Hamid
Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Marwan Kabalan
Chief of the Policy Analysis Unit, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha

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