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Qatar Ministry of Finance H. E. Youssef Hussein Kamal inaugurated the conference works at Ritz Carlton Doha on Mon 19 of March,2007

 
 
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Program

MONDAY, MARCH 19TH , 2007

Time Events
9:00 –20:00
Hotel Lobby
Registration
16:00 –18:00
Fath Al-Kheir
Regional Security Group Pre-meeting (By Invitation Only)
Chair: Michael Yaffe
• Welcome Statement by: Brigadier-General Abdulaziz Al-Mahmoud, Director of Strategic Studies Center, Ministry of Defense, Qatar
20:00
Al-Wasail Hall
Opening Dinner and Reception
- Chair's Opening :
Steven L. Spiegel, Director, UCLA Center for Middle East Development

Greeting and Remarks from:
- H.E. Yousef Hussain Kamal, Minister of Finance &Acting Minister of Economy and Commerce - Qatar
- Greeting and Remarks from the United States: General Wesley Clark (ret.), Senior Fellow, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations

TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH , 2007

Time Events
09:00 –10:45
Al-Wasail Hall
Opening Session – The Asian Powers and Gulf Security

Moderator:
- General Wesley Clark (ret.), Senior Fellow, The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations

Speakers:
• H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Jabor Bin Jassim Al-Thani, Secretary General of the Planning Council
• Ms. Yuriko Koike, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan
• Ambassador Liu Xianghua, Former Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon
• Yashwant Sinha, Former Indian Foreign Minister, Head of BJP's Foreign Policy Team
10:45 –11:00 Break.
11:00 –12:30
Al-Wasail Hall

 
Energy and the Dynamics of Regional Development

Moderator:
- Nasser al-Jaidah, Director of Oil and Gas Ventures for Qatar Petroleum

Speakers:
• Flynt Leverett, Director, Geopolitics of Energy Initiative, New America Foundation
• Raad Alkadiri , PFC Energy
• Alex Crutchfield, Oasis Partners
• Jean-Marie Chavalier, University of Paris Dauphine
12:30 –13:00 Break.
13:00 –14:30
Al-Wasail Hall
Investments/Government Reserves: a discussion of the nearly $ 3 trillion in reserves held by Middle East countries, larger than all of Asia. How could these reserves be used productively in a country, in the region, and globally? What are the problems?

Moderator:
- Hani Findakly, Vice Chairman and Director, Clinton Group

Speakers:
• Sayanta Basu, Managing Director, Dubai Investment Group
• Caio Koch-Weser- Former Deputy Minister of Finance of Germany and current Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank
• George Hall, President and Co-Founder, the Clinton Group
• Mohsen Fahmi, COO, Moore Capital Management
14:30 –16:00
Al-Mukhtasar
- Lunch – Remarks: Spilios Spiliotopolous, Former Defense Minister of Greece and Honorary Chair, Center for Middle East Development, UCLA
16:00 –17:30
Al-Wasail Hall
Pension Funds/Social Safety Net: How Should the critical safety net issue be addressed in the region?

Moderator:
- David Dunn, Partner, Patton Boggs

Speakers:
• Karim Nashashibi, Economist, Al-Mustakbal Foundation and Former IMF Country Director
• Jamal M. Fakhro, Managing Partner, KPMG in Bahrain
• Ole Gunnar Austvik, Lillehammer University
• Emad Tinawi, Vice President, General Manager Middle East and North Africa, The Monitor Group
17:30 –18:00 Break.
18:00 –19:15
Al-Wasail Hall

 
Competitiveness: How should regional economies be transformed and integrated into the Global Economy?

Moderator:
- Ramesh Chandran, Advisor & Executive Director, Forums of Parliamentarians

Speakers:
• Jeremy Haft, Chairman, BChinaB
• Karan Trehan, CEO, Ankar Capital
• John H Gutfreund, Senior Advisor, C.E Unterberg, Towbin
• Emad Tinawi, Vice President, General Manager Middle East and North Africa, The Monitor Group
19:15 –20:45 Regional Security: Iran, the United States and the Middle East

Moderator:
- Michael Yaffe, Academic Dean, NESA Center

Speakers:
• Brigadier-General Abdulaziz Al-Mahmoud, Director of Strategic Studies Center, Ministry of Defense, Qatar
• General Wesley Clark (ret.), Senior Fellow, Burkle Center for International Relations
• Dr. Sadegh Zibakalam, Professor, Iranian and Middle Eastern Studies, Tehran University
• John Wang, President, Jennell Investment Ltd.
• Francois Gere, President French Institute for Strategic Analysis
21:00 Dinner.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2007

Time Events
09:00 –11:30
Al-Wasail Hall
( 1 , 2 , 3 )





 

 


Fath Al-Kheir

Specialty Panels
1. The New Asian Role in the Middle East

Moderator:
- Robin Raphel, Former Ambassador and Consultant for the Special Inspector for Iraq Reconstruction
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Speakers:
• Tadashi Maeda, Director General for Energy, The Japan Bank for International Cooperation
• Yiwu Song, Vice President, CNPC International
• Mingjun Jiang, Vice Director of Middle Eastern Dept., CNPC International
• Manish Tewari, Secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC) – Member, Central Advisory Board , Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
• S.C. Tripathi, Former Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India

2. The Middle East Energy Scene in the Global Perspective


Moderator:
- Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP

Speakers:
• William Cattan, Partner, Patton Boggs LLC
• Pierre Noel, Cambridge University's Judge Business School
• Charles Horner, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
• M. S. Ramachandran, Chairman, BHP Bilton India
• Stacy Eller, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy


3. Investments, Pension Funds, and Competitiveness

Moderator:
- Hani Findakly, Vice Chairman and Director, Clinton Group.

Speakers:
• John Borer, CEO, Rodman & Renshaw Investment Bank.
• Tom Shueck, CEO, Lexicon Inc.

4. Regional Security: The Gulf, the United States, and the Middle East- Building Strategic Relations

Moderator:
- Michael Yaffe , Academic Dean, NESA Center

Speaker:
- Brigadier-General Abdulaziz Al-Mahmoud, Director of Strategic Studies Center, Ministry of Defense, Qatar
11:30 –12:00 Break.
12:00 –14:30
Al-Wasail Hall
( 1 , 2 , 3 )

 



Fath Al-Kheir
 

Specialty Panels Continue

1. The New Asian Role in the Middle East
2. The Middle East Energy Scene in the Global Perspective
3. Investments, Pension Funds, and Competitiveness
4. Regional Security: The Gulf, the United States, and the Middle East- Building Strategic Relations
Speaker:
Dr. Abdulwahab A. Al-Qassab, Strategic Studies Center, Ministry of Defense, Qatar
14:30 –17:00
Al-Mukhtasar
Lunch.
17:00 –19:00
Al-Wasail Hall

 
Final Plenary Looking Ahead : Recommendations and Conclusions

Chair:
Steven L. Spiegel, Director, UCLA Center for Middle East Development
• Reports on Specialty Panels / Working Groups
19:00 –20:15
Al-Wasail Hall
 
Perspective and Future Implications: The Meaning of the Discussions and the Significance of the Conclusions

Chair:
Steven L. Spiegel, Director, UCLA Center for Middle East Development

• Ambassador Mohammed Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Assistant to the Foreign Minister for Follow Up Affairs, Qatar
• Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary of India
• Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel
20:15
Al-Wasail Hall
Closing Dinner.
   
 
   
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