Recruiting: 2019-2021 Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair
5th July 2018

2018 Conference on Europe and the Middle East & North Africa: Building Bridges, Mapping the Future

Europe and the Middle East & North Africa:

Building Bridges, Mapping the Future

Preliminary Program

 

DAY 1: LAUNCH OF CONFERENCE: OCTOBER 3rd, Amphitheater Chapsal, Sciences Po

KEYNOTE SESSION 5:00-7:00 pm
Opening remarks
Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po
Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Is the “Europe-MENA” strategic bond a myth?
Ghassan Salamé, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po, Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya

 

DAY 2: OCTOBER 4th, Salon Cristal, Hotel Lutetia

Registration – 8:00 – 8:30 am
PANEL 1 (8:30 – 10:00 am) – Public opinion dynamics: Analyzing the relationship between Europe and the MENA from a comparative perspective
Enrico Letta, Dean of Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, former Prime Minister of Italy
Lindsay Benstead, 2018-2019 Resident Scholar in the Middle East Program at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Associate Professor of Political Science, Portland State University, former Sciences Po Kuwait Program Visiting Professor
Henri Wallard, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Head of Global Public Affairs, IPSOS Group

 

Coffee break – 10:00-10:30 am

 

PANEL 2 (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) – Assessing our common security challenges between the MENA and Europe
Stéphane Lacroix, Associate Professor, Sciences Po, faculty of PSIA
Hazem Kandil, Lecturer in Political Sociology at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of St Catharine’s College, former Sciences Po Kuwait Program Visiting Professor
Robert Springborg, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, former Sciences Po Kuwait Program Visiting Professor
Bassma Kodmani, Executive Director of the Arab Reform Initiative, former spokesperson of the Syrian National Council

 

Lunch break – 12:00 pm – 2:45 pm

 

PANEL 3 (2:45 pm – 4:45 pm) – Diplomacy: Exploring commonalities of interests between the MENA and Europe
Lakhdar Brahimi, Member of the Elders, former Under Secretary General of the UN; former Arab League Special Envoy to Syria, Chair of PSIA Strategic Committee
Miguel Angel Moratinos, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain; former European Union Special Representative for the Middle East; faculty of PSIA
H.E. Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, former Deputy Prime Minister; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait

 

DAY 3: OCTOBER 5th, Salon Cristal, Hotel Lutetia

PANEL 4 (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) – Joining forces: Education, arts and public policy
Jack Lang, President of the Institut du monde arabe (Arab World Institute), former Minister of Education; former Minister of Culture, France
Irina Bokova, former Director-General, UNESCO, Member of PSIA Strategic Committee
Eckart Woertz, Senior Research Fellow, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), former Sciences Po Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair; former Sciences Po Kuwait Visiting Professor
Dina El-Khawaga, Director of the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, American University of Beirut

 

For questions about the KFAS-Sciences Po Conference, please email: program.kuwait@sciencespo.fr

Conference registration may be found here