Workshop - on

Palestine and Finland

Nov. 22, 2008 - Nov. 23, 2008
Jericho

Speakers

Event Agenda

22 11 2008
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Sirpa Mäenpää, Deputy Director General for Middle East and Africa, MFA Finland -

Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

SESSION ONE: HISTORY OF RELATIONS- The Identification of the so-called Hisham Palace by R.W. Hamilton

Dr. Mikko Louhivuori, Rockefeller Museum -

SESSION ONE: HISTORY OF RELATIONS- The Identification of the so-called Hisham Palace by R.W. Hamilton
10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Hilma Granqvist’s Research: Reflections on Historical and Contemporary Relevance in Finland and Palestine

Dr. Riina Isotalo, University of Helsinki -

Hilma Granqvist’s Research: Reflections on Historical and Contemporary Relevance in Finland and Palestine
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Break

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Break
11:15 a.m. - noon

Palestine and Finnish Media – A Reporter’s Perspective

Sanna Negus, Middle East Correspondent, YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Co. -

Palestine and Finnish Media – A Reporter’s Perspective
noon - 12:45 p.m.

Cooperation between Palestinian and Finnish Churches

Martti Tuhkanen, Director, Conference Center Paivakumpu, FELM -

Cooperation between Palestinian and Finnish Churches
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

SESSION TWO: FUTURE CHALLENGES- The Development of the EU’s Political Role in the Context of the Palestinian-Israeli Relations

Dr. Flora Kurikkala, Foreign Ministry -

SESSION TWO: FUTURE CHALLENGES- The Development of the EU’s Political Role in the Context of the Palestinian-Israeli Relations
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Finland and the PA: Official Relations Since 1995

Dr. Olli Ruohomaeki, Foreign Ministry -

Finland and the PA: Official Relations Since 1995
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Break

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Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Palestinian Minority in Israel and Minorities in the Future Palestinian State: Some Thoughts in the Light of the Finnish Experiences

Dr. Hannu Juusola, University of Helsinki & Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East -

The Palestinian Minority in Israel and Minorities in the Future Palestinian State: Some Thoughts in the Light of the Finnish Experiences
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Dr. Hannu Juusola, University of Helsinki & Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East

Dr. Sylvia Akar, University of Helsinki -

Dr. Hannu Juusola, University of Helsinki & Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East
5:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Dinner (with life oud performance)

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Dinner (with life oud performance)
23 11 2008
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

SESSION THREE: PALESTINIAN INTERNAL POLITICS

Visit to Hisham’s Palace, Jericho -

SESSION THREE: PALESTINIAN INTERNAL POLITICS
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Introduction

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA, Jerusalem -

Introduction
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Hamas and its Agenda

Hani Al-Masri, Head of Bada’el Research Center, Ramallah -

Hamas and its Agenda
11 a.m. - noon

Fateh at the Crossroads

Dr. Loay Shabaneh, Director of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, and Member of Fateh -

Fateh at the Crossroads
noon - 12:15 p.m.

Break

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Break
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Chances and Challenges for Palestinian National Unity

Dr. Ghassan Al-Khatib, Vice-President of Birzeit University -

Chances and Challenges for Palestinian National Unity
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

SESSION FOUR: PANEL ON THE IMPASSE IN THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT AND THE PROSPECTS FOR A PALESTINIAN STATE

Dr. Khalil Nakhleh, Senior Researcher and Author on “The One State Option” -

SESSION FOUR: PANEL ON THE IMPASSE IN THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT AND THE PROSPECTS FOR A PALESTINIAN STATE