Training Young - Leaders

Democratization and Reform

Dec. 8, 2007 - Dec. 11, 2007
Ramallah

Speakers

These people wil speak for you, so listen carefully!

Event Agenda

08 12 2007
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem -

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Palestinian Political System after Oslo: Failures and Achievements in State Formation and Governance

Dr. Jamil Hilal, Sociologist and Senior Researcher at Muwatin, Ramallah -

The Palestinian Political System after Oslo: Failures and Achievements in State Formation and Governance
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Break

-- -

Break
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

History and Theories of Democracy (definition, conceptions of democracy in Western political thought, normative and ideological issues in the study and practice of democracy, how contemporary democracies work).

Dr. Nasif Mu’allem, Director, Palestinian Center for Peace and Development (PCPD), Ramallah -

History and Theories of Democracy (definition, conceptions of democracy in Western political thought, normative and ideological issues in the study and practice of democracy, how contemporary democracies work).
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch

-- -

Lunch
2:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Democratic values and norms / Institutional features of democratic political systems / Democratic rights and practices.

Dr. Nasif Mu’allem -

Democratic values and norms / Institutional features of democratic political systems / Democratic rights and practices.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Break

-- -

Break
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Democracy, Reform and the Issues of Nation, Identity and State

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi -

Democracy, Reform and the Issues of Nation, Identity and State
7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

-- -

Dinner
09 12 2007
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Democratization in an Islamic Environment

Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Al-Quds University -

Democratization in an Islamic Environment
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

-- -

Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Institutional Reform in Palestine – A Foreign/Donors’ Perspective

Gerhard Pulfer, Governance Strategy Group Coordinator Ingo Buettner, Local Aid Coordination Secretariat, Governance -

Institutional Reform in Palestine – A Foreign/Donors’ Perspective
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch

-- -

Lunch
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The state of democracy in Palestine - failures and achievements in the democratization process to date

Khalil Nakhleh, Independent Development & Academic Consultant, Ramallah -

The state of democracy in Palestine - failures and achievements in the democratization process to date
4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Break

-- -

Break
4:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Leadership Styles (leadership types, various personalities, convincing others, leaving an impression, understanding what makes a leader, motivating others, leadership in cultural and situational contexts, leadership ethics)

Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun,Senior Trainer and Clinical Supervisor, Birzeit University -

Leadership Styles (leadership types, various personalities, convincing others, leaving an impression, understanding what makes a leader, motivating others, leadership in cultural and situational contexts, leadership ethics)
7:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

-- -

Dinner
10 12 2007
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Connection between Constitution & Democracy (Processes of Constitution Building up to the Post Enactment Stage)

Dr. GregoryMahler, Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Earlham College, Richmond, US -

Connection between Constitution & Democracy (Processes of Constitution Building up to the Post Enactment Stage)
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

-- -

Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Democratic Governance (government transparency, government responsiveness to citizenry, representation. legislative and executive structures and processes, fighting corruption).

Dr. Gregory Mahler -

Democratic Governance (government transparency, government responsiveness to citizenry, representation. legislative and executive structures and processes, fighting corruption).
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch

-- -

Lunch
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Reforms, Development and Foreign Involvement (interaction between economics and politics; reform programs and their implications for social change and democracy; influence of international aid, foreign interests, etc.).

Khalil Nakhleh -

Reforms, Development and Foreign Involvement (interaction between economics and politics; reform programs and their implications for social change and democracy; influence of international aid, foreign interests, etc.).
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Break

-- -

Break
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fostering democratic political change in the Middle East (regional experiences of democratic transition and democratization; lessons and pitfalls to learn from past international democracy and reform promotion activity; obstacles to democratization)

Dr. GregoryMahler -

Fostering democratic political change in the Middle East (regional experiences of democratic transition and democratization; lessons and pitfalls to learn from past international democracy and reform promotion activity; obstacles to democratization)
7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

-- -

Dinner
11 12 2007
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Policies, practices and role of specific actors in the process of democratization (e.g., voting, campaigning, participation, army / police, NGOs, private sector, political parties, etc.)

Dr. GregoryMahler -

Policies, practices and role of specific actors in the process of democratization (e.g., voting, campaigning, participation, army / police, NGOs, private sector, political parties, etc.)
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

-- -

Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Requirements and Needs of Public Sector Reform

Usama Al-Bast, General Director, Reform File, President’s Office, Ramallah -

Requirements and Needs of Public Sector Reform
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch

-- -

Lunch
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Reform Advocacy: The Role of Civil Society Organizations and the Media

Dr. Azmi Shuaibi, General Coordinator for the Coalition for Accountability and Integration, Ramallah -

Reform Advocacy: The Role of Civil Society Organizations and the Media
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Break

-- -

Break
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Democratization and Minorities: The Case of Christians in Palestine

Father Jamal Khader, Latin Patriarchate, Beit Jala/ Arab Women’s Conception of Democracy Amira Silmi, Birzeit University, Institute of Women Studies -

Democratization and Minorities: The Case of Christians in Palestine
7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Wrap up and final discussion

-- -

Wrap up and final discussion
7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

-- -

Dinner