2014 Conference Highlights

Wednesday, March 19, 2014: Arrival of International Delegates

Thursday, March 20, 2014: Orientation and Opening

Opening Ceremony at 05:00 PM, Auditorium

Panel on “Hot Spot Middle East: The Road Ahead”
– Moderated by Prof. Abdullah Al-Arian, Georgetown University in Qatar

Featuring
– Dean Gerd Nonneman, Georgetown University in Qatar
– Prof. Jocelyn Mitchell, Northwestern University in Qatar
– Dr. Matt Buehler, Center for International and Regional Studies
– Khadija Mahsud, Georgetown University in Qatar – Class of 2014
– Mohamad Khalil Harb, Georgetown University in Qatar – Class of 2014
– Zach Huffman, Princeton University, Class of 2014

Reception at 06:45 PM, Auditorium Foyer

Friday, March 21, 2014: Delegate Presentations at 0A12
09:00 AM – 10:15 AM: “Kosmopolitês: Identity in Spacious Times”
– Bery Hoshiar Tofiq, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
– Facilitated by Prof. Gary B. Wasserman, Georgetown University in Qatar

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM: “Facing Diversity: Lessons from Lebanon”
– Gabriella Zoia, Tufts University
– Zach Huffman, Princeton University
– Facilitated by Prof. Mark Farha, Georgetown University in Qatar

01:30 PM – 02:45 PM: “Pervasive Politics: Media and the State”
– Ghada Al-Abdullah, Georgetown University in Qatar
– Bayly Winder, Johns Hopkins University
– Facilitated by Prof. Mohamed Zayani, Georgetown University in Qatar

03:00 PM – 04:15 PM: “Democratic Governance: Recipe for All?”
– Patrick J. Hamon, Tufts University
– Aman Rizvi, Harvard University
– Facilitated by Prof. Luciano Zaccara, Georgetown University in Qatar

04:45 PM – 06:00 PM: “Progress in Peril: Bridging the Gender Gap”
– Shakeeb Asrar, Northwestern University in Qatar
– Merima Tricic, University of California Riverside
– Facilitated by Prof. Amira A. Sonbol, Georgetown University in Qatar

Saturday, March 21:Delegate Presentations at 0A12 and Closing
09:00 AM – 10:15 AM: “La Vie Urbaine: Reconceiving the Polis”
– Catherine Lechicki, Khadija Mahsud and Nadia Al-Khater, Georgetown University in Qatar
– Mohamad Khalil Harb, Georgetown University in Qatar
– Prof. Elizabeth E. Andretta, Georgetown University in Qatar

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM: “Subtle Revolt: Art of Change”
– Nada Helal, American Unviersity of Cairo
– Emma Katz, University of Southern California
– Prof. Karine V. Walther, Georgetown University in Qatar

Sunday, March 22: International Delegates Depart