A Nuclear Free Zone in the Middle East: Realistic or Idealistic?

The Palestine-Israel Journal , the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, cordially invite you to an International Conference

A Nuclear Free Zone in the Middle East:
Realistic or Idealistic?

Monday May 10th, 2010. Notre Dame Center

(Opposite Old City 's New Gate, border of West & East Jerusalem)

Speakers: Dr. Avner Cohen, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, author of Israel and the Bomb, Dr. Farhang Jahanpour, Iranian affairs expert, Oxford, Dr. Emily Landau, director, Arms Control and Regional Security, INSS, TAU, Dr. Bernd Kubbig, director Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Mr. Jamil Rabah, Palestinian delegate to Arms Control and Regional Security (ACRS) talks and Dr. Dan Plesch, director, SOAS International Studies and Diplomacy Centre, London. (TBC) – Amb. Nabil Fahmy, American University in Cairo , chair of Center for Nonproliferation Studies in the ME, Dr. Khaled Touqan, chairman Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission, an American and Russian expert.

9:00 – 9:30 - Registration and coffee
9:30 – 11:30 - Session 1 The Iranian and Israeli Nuclear Programs
11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee break
12:00 – 14:00 - Session 2 A Nuclear Free Zone in the Middle East : Realistic or Idealistic?
14:00 – 15:00 – Lunch break
15:00 – 16:30 – Conclusions and Recommendations

Held parallel to the NPT Review Conference, the Jerusalem conference will bring the discussions being held in New York to the eye of the storm in the Middle East , and the conference deliberations and recommendations will provide input for all the major policy forums that are dealing with this extremely timely and sensitive issue.

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