Training and Education in International Affairs - Seminar on

The Foreign Policies of Arab States

Dec. 9, 1996 - Dec. 20, 1996
PASSIA Office, Jerusalem

Speakers

Event Agenda

09 12 1996
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Introduction

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi - Head of PASSIA -

Opening Remarks and Introduction
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The State in the International System- Alternative Theoretical Frameworks

Dr. Rosemary Hollis - "Chatham House", London -

The State in the International System- Alternative Theoretical Frameworks
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The Arab States in the Regional and International System: I. Foundations

Dr. Bahgat Korany - University of Montreal, Canada -

The Arab States in the Regional and International System: I. Foundations
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Decision-Making Theory: Three Approaches

Dr. Rosemary Hollis -

Decision-Making Theory: Three Approaches
10 12 1996
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Arab States in the Regional and International System: II. Evolution

Dr. Bahgat Korany -

The Arab States in the Regional and International System: II. Evolution
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Arab States in the Regional and International System: III. Contemporary Concerns

Dr. Bahgat Korany -

The Arab States in the Regional and International System: III. Contemporary Concerns
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Second Track- The Multilateral Talks of the Middle East Peace Process

Dr. Joel Peters - Reading University -

Second Track- The Multilateral Talks of the Middle East Peace Process
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Country Profiles: a) Basic Data (size, population, resources, political system) b) policy making institutions/processes

Presentation by the Participants -

Country Profiles: a) Basic Data (size, population, resources, political system) b) policy making institutions/processes
11 12 1996
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Defining the National Interest

Dr. Rosemary Hollis -

Defining the National Interest
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Arab League and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi -

The Arab League and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Country Policy Positions: a) General Priorities and Positions b) Positions on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process. Presented by the Participants

Dr. R. Hollis -

Country Policy Positions: a) General Priorities and Positions b) Positions on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process. Presented by the Participants
12 12 1996
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Egypt's Regional Role and Foreign Policy Imperatives

H.E. Ahmad Kamal - Egyptian Diplomat -

Egypt's Regional Role and Foreign Policy Imperatives
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Syria: National Security and State-Building

Dr. Volker Perthes - Institute for International Politics and Security, Ebenhausen -

Syria: National Security and State-Building
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Syrian Interests and Role in Lebanon

Dr. Volker Perthes -

Syrian Interests and Role in Lebanon
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Arab States, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process: Some Comparisons and Contrasts.

Discussion with lecturers -

Arab States, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process: Some Comparisons and Contrasts.
13 12 1996
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Maghreb States: Foreign Policy Priorities

Dr. Claire Spencer - The Centre for Defence Studies, King's College, London -

The Maghreb States: Foreign Policy Priorities
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

=The Maghreb States, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process

Dr. Claire Spencer -

=The Maghreb States, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The Arab States and Jerusalem

H.E. Faisal Husseini - Orient House, Jerusalem -

The Arab States and Jerusalem
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Writing Position Papers

Dr. Rosemary Hollis -

Writing Position Papers
16 12 1996
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

External Powers & the Arab States: Positions on the Arab-Israeli Conflict I: The US, Its Allies and Antagonists

H.E. Edward Abington, US Consul General, Jerusalem -

External Powers & the Arab States: Positions on the Arab-Israeli Conflict I: The US, Its Allies and Antagonists
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

II: Europe, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process

H.E. Richard Dalton, British Consul General, Jerusalem -

II: Europe, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Exercise: Lobbying the External Powers

Dr. Rosemary Hollis -

Exercise: Lobbying the External Powers
17 12 1996
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Resources Scarcity as the New Regional Imperative

Dr. Rosemary Hollis -

Resources Scarcity as the New Regional Imperative
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

War and Its Impact on Foreign Policy

Dr. Yezid Sayigh -

War and Its Impact on Foreign Policy
2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Film: "Palestine - The Story of a Land" (Followed by a discussion)

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Film: "Palestine - The Story of a Land" (Followed by a discussion)
18 12 1996
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Evolution of Palestine

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi -

The Evolution of Palestine
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The PLO's Foreign Policy

Dr. Yezid Sayigh -

The PLO's Foreign Policy
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Jordan's Foreign Policy

Dr. Yezid Sayigh -

Jordan's Foreign Policy
19 12 1996
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Political Islam in the Arab World

Sheikh Jamil Hamami - Director, Islamic & Cultural Society, Jerusalem -

Political Islam in the Arab World
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Foreign Policy Imperatives for Saudi Arabia

Dr. Rosemary Hollis -

Foreign Policy Imperatives for Saudi Arabia
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Exercise: Responding to a Regional Crisis as Policy-Makers for the Arab States

Dr. Rosemary Hollis -

Exercise: Responding to a Regional Crisis as Policy-Makers for the Arab States
20 12 1996
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Policy Imperatives for Palestine - View from the PNA

Dr. Sami Musallam - Director of the President's Office, Jericho -

Policy Imperatives for Palestine - View from the PNA
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Policy Imperatives for the Palestinians

Participants' Views -

Policy Imperatives for the Palestinians
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Lebanon's Place in the Region

Dr. Basma Kodmani-Darwish, IFRI, Paris -

Lebanon's Place in the Region
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Concluding Session/Round-up: Discussion & Feedback

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Concluding Session/Round-up: Discussion & Feedback