Events

21

Sep
2020
E-Symposium

Peace in the Middle East: Forging a New Path to Security and Prosperity

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This symposium has discussed the prospects for peace in the Middle East following the normalization of Arab-Israel relations and opportunities for cooperation in building a comprehensive and lasting peace and security in the region that meets its people’s aspirations for security stability and development. The symposium comprised two sessions. The first session – World Peace Day: An Opportunity to Overcome the Legacy of Conflict – discussed the importance of peace as a key to stability, development, and prosperity and highlighted renewed hope for peace and stability in light of the new developments in the Middle East. The second session – Arab-Israeli Peace Agreements: New Vision for a Lasting Peace in the Middle East – underlined the new vision for building peace in the region, focusing on the new Arab perspective, the Israeli, and the US-European perspective.

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Symposium topics: Topic 1: World Peace Day: An Opportunity to Overcome the Legacy of Conflict
  • Peace as key to stability, development, and prosperity
  • Historical experiences in overcoming conflicts and achieving peace (Europe, the Balkans, Japan).
  • Middle East conflicts and renewed hope for peace and stability
  • Prospects and Opportunities for Peace in the Middle East: The Case of New Treaties
Topic 2: Arab-Israeli Peace Agreements: New Vision for a Lasting Peace in the Middle East
  • The new Arab perspective
  • The Israeli Perspective
  • The American-European Perspective
Topic 3: Peace in the Middle East: Prospects for Cooperation and Opportunities for Prosperity
  • New opportunity to settle the Palestinian issue
  • Promising prospects for enhancing bilateral and regional cooperation
  • Fostering a culture of tolerance, peaceful coexistence, and rejection of hate in the region
Topic 4: The Role of the Media in Building a Culture of Peace in the Region
  • The new peace agreements: An opportunity to present “the other Israel” to the Arabs as an advanced country
  • The UAE-Israel peace agreement: An Israeli window into the UAE as a successful Arab model
  • The role of media in making new generations believe in a future of cooperation and peaceful coexistence
 
Keynote Remarks
Hamad al kaabi Dr Mohamed AlAli
Mr. Hamad Al-Kaabi Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali
Editor-in-Chief, Alittihad Newspaper - UAE Director-General , TRENDS Research & Advisory - UAE
Session 1
Moderator
Michal Divon photo
Michal Divon
News Anchor and Reporter  - USA
Speakers
Dr. Marc Gopin Dr. Kristian Alexander photo Ambassador William Rugh Abdulla Al junaid
Dr. Marc Gopin Dr. Kristian Alexander Ambassador William Rugh Abdulla Al-Junaid
Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution , George Mason University - USA Researcher at TRENDS Research & Advisory - UAE Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy - USA Bahraini writer and political analyst , Bahrain
Ahdeya Ahmed photo Dr. phil Iyad Al-Dajani Yigal Carmon photo Professor Yossi Mekelberg Photo f
Ahdeya Ahmed Dr. phil Iyad Al-Dajani Yigal Carmon Prof. Yossi Mekelberg
Chairman of the Board of Directors Bahraini Journalists Association - Bahrain Fellow Researcher at the Jena Center for reconciliation studies, International Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa - Germany President and Founder Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) - Israel Senior Consulting Research Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House Head of International Relations, Social Sciences and Law Programme Regent's University - UK
Session 2
Moderator
Ambassador Ahmed Al Hosani
Ambassador Ahmed Al Hosani
Ambassador - UAE
Speakers
Ghaith Al-Omari photo Geoffrey Kemp photo Corey Gil-Shuster photo Neta Livne Omar Al Busaidy
Ghaith Al-Omari Dr. Geoffrey Kemp Corey Gil-Shuster Neta Livne Omar Al Busaidy
Senior fellow, The Washington Institute Former Executive Director, American Task Force on Palestine - USA Senior Director of Regional Security Programs Center for the National Interest - USA Director at International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Tel Aviv University - Israel Editor-in-chief Yedioth Ahronoth - Israel
Author and International Affairs Analyst - UAE
Introductory Video
Proceeding of Peace in the Middle East: Forging a New Path to Security and Prosperity  
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