U.S.-Islamic World Forum

Doha - Qatar

 

Events

Time / Hall

Monday, may 28th , 2012

Participant Arrivals

Evening

Welcome Reception hosted by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation

 

Introductory Remarks:

Durriya Badani, Deputy Director, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at Brookings

Speakers:

      H.E Mohamed Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to The United States of America, Washington

      H.E Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General, Organization for Islamic Cooperation

      H.E Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

20:00

Al-Wasail Foyer

Tuesday, May 29th , 2012

 

Conference Registration

 

09:00 10:30

Welcoming Remarks*

 

-    H.E Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Jabr Al Thani, Minister's Assistant For International Cooperation Affairs, Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Organizing Conferences

-    Martin Indyk, Vice President of Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution

 

Plenary I

Political Change: The Dynamics of Domestic Transformations *

 

Moderator:

- Salman Shaikh, Senior Fellow and Director, Brookings Doha Center, Qatar

 

Speakers:

         Hossam Bahgat, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) 

         Anies Baswedan, President, Paramadina University

         Rashid al-Ghannushi, Leader, Ennahda Movement Party, Tunisia

         Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State, United States

10:30 11:00

Al-Wasail Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 12:45

Lunch

13:00 14:00

Lagoon Restaurant


Events

Time / Hall

Working Group Sessions (Closed)

 

1.      Compassion: A Global Imperative

Convened by: Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

2.      BDC Democratic Transitions Dialogue

Convened by: Salman Shaikh and Shadi Hamid, Brookings Doha Center

3.      Developing New Mechanisms to Promote the Islamic Charitable Sector: The Role of an Independent Rating Organization

Convened by: Dean Dilley and Elizabeth Ryan, Patton Boggs LLC

4.      Water Security in the MENA Region

Convened by: Syed Iqbal Hasnain, David Michel, and Amit Pandya

14:15 17:30

 

 

 

Al-Mukhtasar Hall (1)

 

Al-Mukhtasar Hall (2)

 

Fatah Al-Khair (1)

 

 

Al-Sabia Hall

 

Opening Dinner *

 

Introductory Remarks

        Martin Indyk, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy at Brookings, United States

 

Featured Speakers:

 

        H.E Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Qatar

        H.E Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

        H.E Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General, Organization for Islamic Cooperation

18:30 21:30

 

19:00 20:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After-Dinner Panel Discussion: Confronting Change:Challenge and Opportunity

Moderator:

  • Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow and Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings

Speakers:

  • Abdallah bin Bayyah, Sheikh, King Abdullaziz University, Jeddah
  • Saeb Erekat, Chief PLO Negotiator

      Tawakkul Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

20:30 21:30

 

Al-Wasail Hall

Wednesday, MAY 30TH, 2012

Arts & Culture Panel *

Moderator:

  • Cynthia Schneider, Non-resident Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Speakers:

  • Khaled Abol Naga, film maker, actor, activist, Team Cairo and Pasha Pictures
  • Saad Mohseni, Chairman, Moby Group
  • Walter Parkes, Film Producer, CEO Parkes-MacDonald/Image Nation

08:00 09:00

Al-Wasail Hall


Events

Time / Hall

Working Group Sessions (Closed)

09:15 11:00

Plenary II

 

Social Change: The Power of Non-State Actors

 

Moderator:

  • Stephen R. Grand, Director and Fellow, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at Brookings

Speakers:

      Zainah Anwar, Founder, Sister in Islam

      Tawakkul Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

      Rami Nashashibi, Executive Director, Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)

      Iqbal Noor Ali, Senior Advisor, Aga Khan Development Network

 

11:15 12:45

 

Al-Wasail Hall

Lunch

13:00 14:00

Lagoon Restaurant

The Long Conversation A Special Session

This years signature event, The Long Conversation, is an effort to explore the dynamic relationship between citizen, religion, and the state in a changing world.

Moderators:

  • Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow and Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings
  • Peter Mandaville, Director, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University
  • Salman Shaikh, Senior Fellow and Director, Brookings Doha Center, Qatar

15:00 17:30

Al-Wasail Hall

 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor, United States

17:30 18:30

Al-Wasail Hall

Departures to Dinner

19:30 20:00

Hotel Main Entrance

Dinner (Mamic Restaurant Katara)

20:00 22:00


Events

Time / Hall

Thursday, MAY 31ST, 2012

2012 U.S. Presidential Elections Panel *

 

Moderator:

  • Michael Doran, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings

Speakers:

  • William A. Galston, Senior Fellow of Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director and Senior Analyst, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
  • Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Chair, University of Maryland

08:00 09:00

Al-Wasail Hall

 

Working Group Sessions (Closed)

09:15 10:45

Al-Wasail Hall

Keynote Address:

  • H.E Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

11:00 11:30

Al-Wasail Hall

Plenary III

Strategic Change: New Geopolitical Challenges *

and Closing Remarks *

 

 

Moderator:

         Martin Indyk, Vice President of Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution

Speakers:

  • Endy Bayuni, Senior Editor, The Jakarta Post
  • Nabil Fahmy, Former Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Colin Kahl, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
  • Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan
  • Kori Schake, Fellow, Hoover Institution

11:30 13:15

Al-Wasail Hall

 

Lunch

13:30 14:30

Lagoon Restaurant

Departure of Participants

Evening