Beirut Institute Summit Edition II

Beirut Institute convened a wide spectrum of thinkers including political leaders, senior policymakers, prominent intellectuals, leading CEOs, and civil society leaders to reflect on the evolving relationship between the Arab region and the world.

Saturday | May 12, 2018

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08:00 – 08:45Registration and Networking Reception
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09:00 – 09:15Welcome Remarks to Policy Circle Delegates
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09:30 – 11:30Policy Circles
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11:30 – 12:00Networking Break
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12:00 – 13:30Policy Circles
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13:30 – 15:15Lunch Break
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15:25 – 16:15 Welcome Address and Opening of Beirut Institute Summit
Address by Host Country
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16:20 – 17:00 A Conversation Among Two Current and Two Former Secretary-Generals on Regional Responsibilities in Joining the Emerging Global Future
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17:05 – 17:25 Contours of an Emerging Global Future Woven by Technological Leaps
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17:25 – 17:40 Networking Break
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17:45 – 18:00 The Future Women Want: What is the Bottom-Line?
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18:05 – 18:55 Constructing Our Engagement in the Emerging Future: What are the New Priorities?
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20:30 – 23:30Beirut Institute Summit Dinner
EXCEPTIONAL EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION
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Sunday | May 13, 2018

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08:00 – 09:00 Summit Registration
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09:00 – 09:55 Beyond Fear: Toward a Pragmatic Embrace of Tomorrow
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10:00 – 10:10 The Future We Want: Voices of the Cloud Generation
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10:10 – 10:25 Young China: How the Restless Generation will Change their Country and the World.
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10:25 – 11:35 The New American – Russian Dynamics in the Middle East: A Condominium or A Contested Sphere?
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11:35 – 11:55 Networking Break
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12:00 – 13:00 Geopolitical Realignments: The Emerging Landscape
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13:00 – 13:55 Lunch Break
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14:00 – 14:40 The New Contract between the Region's Governments and Peoples
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14:45 – 15:30 Innovative Government: Excellence in the Public Sphere
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15:35 – 15:45 Next Generation Connective Infrastructure: Enabling the Integrated Future We Want
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15:50 – 16:30 Nationalism Revisited. National Security Redefined.
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16:35 – 17:00 Networking Break
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17:00 – 19:00 The New Narrative: Who Authors the Future?
A Town-Hall Conversation

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19:30 – 20:00 The Beirut Institute Abu Dhabi Declaration