Conference Agenda


May 30, 2015 • Conference Day 1

9:00-9:15am Welcome
CEMAT Director Laryssa Chomiak and Conference Organizers, Professors Ellen Lust and Mark Tessler    

9:15-11:15am Panel 1: Service Provision

Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University (co-leader)
Wafa Satouri, University of Tunis (co-leader)
Mohamed Alaoua, Morocco
Ali Belghit, Amnesty International, Goethe Institute, British Council Algeria.
Abdelhamid Rhaiem, University of Gabes Tunisia

11:30-1:30 pm Panel 2: Religion and Culture

Hind Arroub, Hypatia of Alexandria Institute for Reflexion and Studies (co-leader)
Laura Thompson, Harvard University (co-leader)
Slaheddine Ben Fraj, University of Tunis
Youssef Ben Ismail, Harvard University
Abderrahim Chalfaouat, Hassan II University

2:00pm Excursion

Guided tour of ancient Carthage

7:00pm Conference Dinner

Terrace of Hotel Sidi Bou Said

May 31, 2015 • Conference Day 2 

9:00-11:00am Panel 3: Governance and Accountability

Sally Ashour, Ministry of Social Solidarity Egypt (co-leader)
Christopher Lamont, University of Groningen (co-leader)
Nouha Belaid, l’Ecole Centrale des Lettres des Arts et des Sciences de la Communication
Douja Mamelouk, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Jaouad Radouani, Dher El Mehraz University
Nasser Djabi, University of Algiers (English version)
Mahmoud Gabsi, University of Tunis

11:30-1:30pm Panel 4: Foreign Policy

Mietek Boduszynski, Pomona College (co-leader). Download Appendix.
Mohamed Elfayoumy, Foreign Policy Official Egypt (co-leader)
Youssef Cherif, Arab Institute of Business Managers
Rachid Hmadouch, University of Tangier (English version)

2:30-4:00pm Conference Wrap-Up and Discussion

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