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The 10th AlJazeera Forum
Regional and International Struggle in the Middle East
21-22 March 2016
Draft Agenda
Monday 21st March 2021st March 20
20:00 – 21:00
Opening Session
  •  Welcome and opening remarks:
    Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, Chairman of Al Jazeera Media Network
  • 1st Keynote speeches:
    Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Foreign Minister, Qatar                                           
           Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi, Foreign Minister of Yemen
Tuesday 22nd March 2016
09:30 – 11:30Keynote speech:
  Rached Ghannouchi, President of Ennahda Movement of Tunisia 
1st Panel discussion: Regional struggle and its sectarian, political and geopolitical implications
  • Riyad Hijab, General Coordinator of the Syrian Opposition High Negotiations Committee
  • Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Kharrazi,  Iran’s former Ambassador to the UN
  • Dhafer Salman, Member of the Iraqi Parliament
  • Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, Saudi Arabia
11:30 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 14:002nd Panel discussion: International struggle for the Middle East 100 years after Sykes-Picot
  • Taha Özhan, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Turkish Parliament
  • Andrei Fedorov, Chairman of the Fund for Political Research and Consulting, Russia
  • Basheer Nafi, Professor of the History of the Middle East and Senior Researcher, Al Jazeera Centre for Studies
  • FahadFahad Al-Harthi, Chairman of Asbar Center for Studies, Saudi Arabia
14:00 – 15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 17:30
3rd Panel discussion: Where is the Middle East heading in light of its current situation?
  • Ahmed Tomeh, Prime Minister of the Syrian Interim Government (TBC)
  • Shafeeq Ghabra, Professor of Political Sciences at Kuwait University
  • Wadah Khanfar, President of Sharq Forum
  • Mohamed el-Moctar Shinqiti, Associate Professor of Political, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
17:30Closing remarks
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