Al-Zaytouna Center for Studies & Consultations is pleased to announce holding its international conference on “The European Foreign Policy and the Palestinian Issue,” which will be convened in Beirut, on 3 & 4/11/2010.
This conference aims at studying the determined factors of the European foreign policy towards the Palestinian issue, elucidating the extent of relevance between the European stand on the Palestinian issue and US foreign policy, studying the Euro–Israeli relations, explaining the difference between the European public and official stances towards the Palestinian issue. In addition, the conference will discuss the ways and prospects for enhancing the European public understanding of the Palestinian issue, and the possibility of having an Arab and a Palestinian influence on the European official stance.
Prominent experts and specialists in the Palestinian issue, the European foreign policy and international relations, will be participating in this conference.
The conference program will include 18 specialized papers, distributed into six sessions, as follows:
* Day One: 3/11/2010
First Session: European Foreign Policy towards the Palestinian Issue: Preface and Fundamental Obstacles
Paper I: The backgrounds of the European foreign policy towards the Palestinian issue and its determinant factors.
Paper II: The European foreign policy towards the Palestinian Issue: The complexity of unity and multiplicity.
Paper III: European foreign policy towards the Palestinian Issue and the extent of its relevance to US foreign policy.
Second Session: The Foreign Policy of the Dominant Countries in the EU Concerning the Palestinian Issue
Paper I: The French Foreign Policy towards the Palestinian Issue
Paper II: The German Foreign Policy towards the Palestinian Issue
Paper III: The British Foreign Policy towards the Palestinian Issue.
Third Session: Euro-Israeli Relations and their Impact on European Foreign Policy towards the Palestinian Issue
Paper I: Euro-Israeli military and security relations and agreements and their impact on the European foreign policy.
Paper II: Euro-Israeli economic relations and their impact on the European foreign policy.
Paper III: The effect of the pro-Israeli lobby in shaping the European foreign policy towards the Palestinian Issue.
* Day Two: 4/11/2010
Fourth Session: The Euro-Palestinian Relations
Paper I: The Euro-Palestinian relations: The European economic role.
Paper II: The Euro-Palestinian relations: The European security role.
Paper III: The European attitude towards the Palestinian resistance movements: The case of Hamas.
Fifth Session: The European Role in the Peace Settlement of the Palestinian Issue
Paper I: The European position on the political settlement of the Palestinian issue.
Paper II: The Israeli attitude towards the European role in solving the Palestinian issue.
Paper III: The Palestinian and Arab stances on the European role in the political settlement of the Palestinian issue.
Sixth Session: The European Public Stances on the Palestinian Issue
Paper I: Changes in the European public opinion and the public stances towards the Palestinian issue.
Paper II: The role of the European media in drawing the EU foreign policy regarding the Palestinian issue.
Paper III: The role of the Arab and Muslim communities in Europe, in affecting the European foreign policies regarding the Palestinian issue.
For academicians, researchers and those interested in participation:
1) Please fill the Special Form on this link, before 15/10/2010.
2) The participation fees are $200.
3) Please note that al-Zaytouna Centre doesn’t cover any travel or accommodation expenses.
4) Official invitations will be provided for those who require such arrangements.
5) The Centre is willing to cooperate with participants who need help in making appropriate hotel reservations.
6) For further information, please contact al-Zaytouna Centre:
N.B.: With respect to journalists and the media, please contact the Public Relations & Media Department of al-Zaytouna Centre at [email protected]
Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, Beirut 12/8/2010