Security Institutions and the Arab Spring: Assessing the Impact

Symposium: 21 and 22 March 2012

Security Institutions and the Arab Spring: Assessing the Impact is co-hosted by the CFC’s Centre for National Security Studies and the NATO Defence College, Rome

Programme

Day 1 – Wednesday, 21 March 2012

  • 0700–0750 hrs: Speakers and Panelists: Breakfast with Director CNSS in the Officers’ Mess (AHOM)

  • 0805–0815 hrs: Welcome and Administrative Comments — Director CNSS

  • 0815–0830 hrs: Welcome and Opening Comments — Commandant CFC

  • 0830–1000 hrs: Panel 1: “Egypt: The Catalyst” with Q&A, Plenary Discussion
     
    • Panel Moderator: Dr Paul Mitchell
    • Panel Speaker: Amb Amin Meleika
    • Panel Speaker: Mrs Tally Helfont

  • 1000–1030 hrs: Coffee Break in VIP Room (AHOM)

  • 1030–1155 hrs: Panel 2: “Iran and Lebanon: The Shia Actors” with Q&A, Plenary Discussion
     
    • Panel Moderator: Dr Eric Ouellet
    • Panel Speaker: Dr Florence Gaub
    • Panel Speaker: Dr Pierre Pahlavi

  • 1155–1200 hrs: Symposium Photo (Weather Permitting)

  • 1200–1330 hrs: Stand-Up Lunch in VIP Room (AHOM)

  • 1330–1500 hrs: Panel 3: “Israel: The Silent Observer” with Q&A, Plenary Discussion
     
    • Panel Moderator: Dr Pierre Pahlavi
    • Panel Speaker: Dr Eric Ouellet
    • Panel Speaker: Mr Amir Oren

  • 1500–1530 hrs: Coffee Break in VIP Room (AHOM)

  • 1530–1700 hrs: Panel 4: “Turkey: The Wild Card” with Q&A, Plenary Discussion
     
    • Panel Moderator: Dr Pierre Razoux
    • Panel Speaker: Brigadier General Haldun Solmaztürk (Ret’d)
    • Panel Speaker: Mrs Lale Sariibrahimoglu

  • 1705–1715 hrs: Symposium Photo (Alternative Window)

  • 1730–1900 hrs: Meet and Greet (AHOM)

Day 2 – Thursday, 22 March 2012

  • 0815–0830 hrs: Administrative Announcements

  • 0830–1000 hrs: Panel 5: “Maghreb – The Fertile Ground” with Q&A, Plenary Discussion
     
    • Panel Moderator: Dr Pierre Razoux
    • Panel Speaker: Dr Miloud Chennoufi
    • Panel Speaker: Dr Fayçal Cherif

  • 1000–1030 hrs: Coffee Break in VIP Room (AHOM)

  • 1030–1200 hrs: Panel 6: “Impact for NATO Partnerships” with Q&A, Plenary Discussion
     
    • Panel Moderator: Dr Pierre Razoux
    • Panel Speaker: Dr Alberto Bin
    • Panel Speaker: Brigadier Robert Weighill, British Army

  • 1200–1330 hrs: Stand-Up Lunch in VIP Room (AHOM)

  • 1330–1530 hrs: “Current Canadian Operations” with Q&A, Plenary Discussion
     
    • Commander Bradley Peats (Post-Command HMCS Vancouver)
    • Colonel Alain Pelletier (Air Component Commander)

  • 1530–1545 hrs: Closing Remarks by Commandant CFC and Director CNSS
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