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First Session (2nd of December 2009)

The Middle East and Europe – new agendas

9.00-9.30

Registration in the conference area, coffee and tea

9.30-10.00

Welcome by
Associate Professor Peter Seeberg, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies
Dr. Nawaf Tell, Director of Center for Strategic Studies
Professor Jørgen Bæk Simonsen, Chairman of Research School for Regional Studies

10.00-12.00

Panel 1: Re-inventing the Mediterranean?

The Middle East and Europe after Lisbon and Union for the Mediterranean


Changes in the Euro-Mediterranean context and their Impact on EU Policies 

Roberto Aliboni
Professor, Vice-President, International Affairs Institute, Rome

Negotiations without an end? The EU's failed 'engineering' of Syrian foreign policy

Francesco Cavatorta (co-author Erik Mohns)
Associate Professor, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University

EU governance of the Mediterranean 
Michelle Pace

Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

The EU’s pragmatic bilateralism: the case of Jordan
Peter Seeberg

Associate Professor, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-15.00

Panel 2: Converging transatlantic agendas in the Mediterranean?
– the breach between the US and the EU – a discussion

Coming Together At Last: US-EU Convergence on the Two State Solution (to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict) – But is it Too Late?

Rosemary Hollis
Dr., Professor, Director of the Olive Tree Scholarship Programme, City University, London

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Nawaf Obaid

Saudi Strategic Affairs Adviser

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Abdel Elah Al Khatib 
Dr., Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jordan

15.00-15.30

Coffee Break

15.30-18.00

Panel 3: Scenarios for the Future of Iraq and the Role of Europe


Post-American’ Iraq: The Legacies of Intervention, Occupation, and State-Building Reconsidered
Gareth Stansfield

Professor, Director of Research, Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

The Role of Religion in Politics: The case of Shia-Islamism in Iraq
Søren Schmidt

Project Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS

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Nawaf W. Tell

Director, Director, Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan

19.00

Conference dinner

Second Session (3rd of December 2009)

European-Middle Eastern Encounters: Authoritarianism, Political Islam and Ethnopolitics in the Mediterranean region

9.00-10.00

Registration in the conference area, coffee and tea

10.00-12.00

Panel 4: Radicalisation and regime legitimacy in the Middle East – implications for Mediterranean encounters, I


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Bisher Khasawneh

Ambassador, Head of the Privy Council at the Ministry of Foreign, Jordan

Bringing the (Arab) regional level back in… - Jordan in the New Arab Cold War
Morten Valbjørn

Ass. Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus
Made in Europe?

Controversies on democracy and political legitimacy in the Eastern Mediterranean during the interwar years
Götz Nordbruch

Ass. Professor, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-15.30

Panel 5: Radicalisation and regime legitimacy in the Middle East
– implications for Mediterranean encounters, II

Online Radicalisation: Content Aimed at Influencing Middle Eastern Diaspora Youth in Europe
Maura Conway
Associate Professor, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University

From Islamists to Europeanists: the transformation of Islamist politics in Turkey
Dietrich Jung

Professor, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark

Radicalisation and de-radicalisation - a recurrent need in the Middle East?
Jørgen Bæk Simonsen

Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-18.00

Panel 6: Ethnopolitics, migration and the security paradigm in the Mediterranean region

Illegal Migration to the EU: Any Fair and Effective Solutions in View?

Mohamed Shaker 
Former Ambassador of Egypt to the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland

Violence politique au Maghreb: fondements, modalities et perspectives
(Political violence in the Maghreb: causes, modalities and perspectives)

Abdellatif Nacif
Former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco and Fellow at The Centre for Strategic Studies, Faculty of Law, Rabat

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