The Mideastwire Blog

Excerpts from the Arab and Iranian Media & Analysis of US Policy in the Region

The 19th Beirut Exchange Concludes — Completed Schedule

The 19th Beirut Exchange has now concluded! Many thanks to our more than 50 participants and speakers who helped round out ten years of the Exchange with exceptional discussions. Sadly, we will be pausing the Beirut Exchange in 2018 as our team takes on a new project here in Lebanon. Information and upcoming dates for our other Exchanges on Yemen, Libya, Tunisia and Iraqi Kurdistan will be announced shortly via


Sunday, January 14
7:00pm – Opening Orientation & Security Briefing @ Cavalier Hotel
Monday, January 15
9:30am – Nicholas Noe,
12:00pm – Ghattas Khoury, Minister of Culture
1:30pm – Lunch (at the participants discretion)
3:30pm – Nour Samaha, Journalist
Tuesday, January 16
10:30am — Bassam Khawaja, HRW
12:00pm – Ahmad Fatfat, Future Movement
1:30pm – Yassine Jabber, The Liberation & Development Bloc
3:00pm – Lunch
4:00pm – Lea Yammine, Lebanon Support
6:00pm – Marwan Maalouf, Menapolis/#YouStink
Wednesday, January 17
10:00am – The International NGO Safety Organisation
1:00pm – Lokman Slim, Umam Documentation & Research
3:00pm – Sami Gemayel, Kateab
4:30pm – Omar Nashabe
6:15pm – Walid Jumblatt, Progressive Socialist Party
Thursday, January 18
9:30am – Jihad Yazigi, The Syria Report
11:00am – Alain Aoun, Free Patriotic Movement
12:30pm – Karim Makdisi, American University of Beirut
2:00pm – Imran Riza, UNIFIL
2:30pm – Lunch
4:30pm – Nicolas Pouillard, IFPO
6:00pm – Nicholas Blanford, Journalist
Friday, January 19
10:45am – UNRWA HQ
1:00pm – Ammar Moussawi, Hezbollah
2:30pm – Lunch
4:00pm – Ayman Mhanna, Samir Kassir Foundation
5:30pm – Shadi Karam, Former Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister
7:00pm – The Syrian Social Nationalist Party (Intifada), Nael Kaedbey Head of Youth Office/External Affairs Bureau Member
Saturday, January 20
11:00am — Bus leaves Cavalier
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Malek Al-Shaar, Mufti of Tripoli & The North
3:00pm – Municipality of Mina/Tripoli, Mayor Abdul Kader Alamuddin, Yehya Ghazi, Rabia Ghaleb and Toufic Abed
5:00pm – Achraf Rifi, Former Minister of Justice
7:00pm – Mustapha Alloush, Future Movement
Sunday, January 21
4:30pm – Liz Sly, The Washington Post

Written by nickbiddlenoe

January 25, 2018 at 1:46 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

%d bloggers like this: