Morning session

8:30 Registration opens

9:00 Word of welcome

9:15-9:45 Opening speech by H.E. Minister Frans Timmermans

10:00-10:45 Key note speech by H.E. Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-11:45 The Arab uprisings through the eye of a political cartoonist
Khalid Al Baih

11:45-13:00 Understanding the Political Transition
Speakers: Fawaz Gerges, Hugues Mingarelli, Mouin Rabbani
Moderator: Lyse Doucet

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

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Afternoon session

14:00-15:15 Economic challenges and opportunities
Speakers: Bernard Wientjes, Salim Rabbani, Ahmed Alfi
Moderator: Mouin Rabbani

15:15-15:30 Food for thought
Virtual Dinner Guest Project

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-17:15 Society: education, employment and social justice
Speakers: Filippo Grandi, Basma Al Husseini, Maryam Jamshidi, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi
Moderator: Lyse Doucet

17:15-17:30 Closing

17:30 Reception