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Conference: Strategic Challenges in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Gulf

February 22, 2018 @ 9:50 am - 5:45 pm

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The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, B’nai B’rith International and the Center for Righteousness and Integrity are pleased to present an international conference on

Strategic Challenges in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Gulf

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Feldman Building, Senate Hall (Building 301), Bar-Ilan University
In English, with simultaneous Hebrew translation – open to the public


09:50 Opening Remarks
Dan Mariaschin, Executive VP and CEO, B’nai B’rith International
Mrs. Reva Oliner, President, Center for Righteousness and Integrity

10:00 Evolving Challenges and New Strategic Alliances
Chair: Prof. Efraim Karsh, BESA Center
Prof. Bassam Tibi, University of Goettingen
Prof. Hillel Frisch, BESA Center
Prof. Benjamin Miller, University of Haifa

11:45 Iran: Foreign Ambitions and Domestic Problems
Chair: Mr. Gary Saltzman, B’nai B’rith International
Dr. Emily Landau, Institute for National Security Studies
Dr. Thamar E. Gindin, Shalem College and Ezri Center
Dr. Doron Itzhakov, BESA Center

14:30 Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States
Chair: Martin Oliner Esq., Chairman, Center for Righteousness and Integrity
Ambassador Eli Avidar, Head of the Israeli Delegation to Qatar (1999-2001)
Dr. James M Dorsey, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Alex Bligh, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Science

16:15 International Perspectives
Chair: Ambassador Arye Mekel, BESA Center
Prof. Eytan Gilboa, BESA Center
Dr. George N. Tzogopoulos, University of Thrace
Haim Tomer, formerly of the Prime Minister’s Office

17:30 Closing Remarks

The conference is open to the public.

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February 22, 2018
9:50 am - 5:45 pm