North Africa and the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

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North Africa and the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

International ConferenceonNorth Africa and the Middle East:Challenges and Opportunities27-28 May 2011CIR, Department of Political ScienceAarhus University, Denmark8.30 Registration9.15 WelcomeFriday, 27 May, 9.15-17.00Building 1333, Auditorium A19.30 André Azoulay, Counselor to King Mohammed VI, MoroccoArab-Western Relations: New Challenges and a Different Perspective10.00 Discussion10.15 Nadia Chaabane, Militant feminist, Tunisia/FranceThe Tunisian Revolution: the Role of Women and Young People10.45 Discussion11.00 Coffee break11.30 Jean-Jacques Roche, Professor, Université de Paris 2, FranceFrance’s Activist and Interventionist Policy12.00 Discussion12.30 Lunch13.30 Aly Maher El Sayed, Ambassador and Advisor, EgyptEgypt’s Political Situation and Foreign Relations1


14.00 Georges Fahmi, PhD, Cairo/FirenzeThe Role of Religious Actors in Egypt's Transition to Democracy14.30 Discussion15.00 Coffee break15.30 Shahram Chubin, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment, SwitzerlandSecurity and Turbulence around the Persian Gulf16.15 General discussion17.00 See you tomorrow at 9.15.***************************************************************************************Saturday, 28 May, 9.30-14.00Building 1333, Auditorium A19.30 Mohammad Shtayyeh, Minister, PalestineThe Impact of Arab Revolutions on the Palestinian Issue10.00 Discussion10.15 Ami Ayalon, Admiral, IsraelIsrael Faced with Arab Revolutions10.45 Discussion11.00 Coffee break11.20 Ali Shaheen Fatemi, Dean, The European Center for Advanced InternationalStudies, FranceIran’s Political Situation and its Regional Role11.50 Discussion12.05 Yildiz Akdogan, MP, DenmarkTurkey’s New Orientations and Ambitions12.35 General discussion13.30 Lunch and end of the conference.****************************************************************************************2


Practical informationParticipation (incl. sandwiches & drinks) is free of charge.It requires registration before 18 May here.Map of the university here.For further information please refer to CIR’s website at www.cir.au.dk or centre secretaryIda Warburg at warburg@ps.au.dk.3

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