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[liberationtech] Announcing Stanford Conference on Democratic Transition and Development April 26-27

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Mon Mar 5 13:20:59 PST 2012


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From: Lina Khatib <lkhatib at stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Dear colleagues,

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at Stanford University's
Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is pleased to
announce its third annual conference. Please find the conference agenda
below.

The conference is open to the public; to RSVP, please visit the conference
page on our website:
http://arabreform.stanford.edu/events/democratic_transition_and_development_in_the_arab_world/


*ARD Annual Conference, 26 & 27 April 2012*

*Democratic Transition and Development in the Arab World*

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*Day One - April 26, 2012:*

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*9:00-10:30 Welcome and Opening Panel – International & Domestic Frameworks
for Development*

*Chair: Larry Diamond, Stanford University*

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*Adel Abdellatif, UNDP*

*George Kossaifi, Dar Al-Tanmiyah*

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*10:30-11:00 Break*

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*11:00-12:30 Session 1: Political Economy of Reform*

*Chair: Hicham Ben Abdallah, Stanford University*

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*Mongi Boughzala, University of Tunis El-Manar*

 *Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Center for International Private Enterprise*

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*12:30-1:30 Lunch*

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*1:30-3:00 Session 2: Oil-Dependent Economies and Social and Political
Development*

*Chair: Terry Karl, Stanford University (TBC)*

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 *Hedi Larbi, World Bank*

*Ibrahim Saif, Carnegie Middle East Center*

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*3:00-3:30 Break*

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*3:30-5:00 Session 3: Youth, ICTs, and Development Opportunities*

*Chair: Sean Yom, Temple University*

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 *Loubna Skalli-Hanna, American University*

 *Hatoon Ajwad Al-Fassi, King Saud University*

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*Day Two - April 27, 2012:*

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*9:00-10:30 Session 1: Civil Society Development*

*Chair: Lina Khatib, Stanford University*

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-          *Laryssa Chomiak, Centre d’Etudes Maghrebines a Tunis (CEMAT)****
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-          *Rihab Elhaj, New Libya Foundation*

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*10:30-11:00 Break*

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*11:00-12:30 Session 2: Democratic Transition and the Political Development
of Women*

*Chair: Katie Zoglin, Human Rights Lawyer*

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-          *Valentine Moghadam*, *Northeastern University*

-          *Amaney Jamal, Princeton University*

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*12:30-1:30 Lunch*

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*1:30-3:00 Session 3: Minority Rights as a Key Component of Development*

*Chair: Joel Beinin, Stanford University*

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-          *Mona Makram-Ebeid, American University in Cairo*

-          *Nadim Shehadi, Chatham House*

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*3:00-3:15 Break*

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*3:15-4:30 Session 4: Towards Integrated Development in the Arab World*

*Chair: Larry Diamond, Stanford University*

-         Closing roundtable discussion: Scenarios for integrated
development**

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*4:30-5:30pm Reception*

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**Regards,**

**
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**Lina Khatib **

Dr. Lina Khatib
*Program Manager
**Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
*Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
Stanford University
http://cddrl.stanford.edu/people/linakhatib/
http://arabreform.stanford.edu
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