Track II Environmental Cooperation Webinar – Agenda

(subject to change)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

16:00 Welcome
David Lehrer, Arava Institute Executive Director

16:05 Session framing
Amb, Daniel Shek, former Israeli Ambassador to France, Arava Institute Public Council Chair

16:10 Welcome address
Zehava Galon, President of Zulat for Equality and Human Rights, and former Meretz Chairperson
Tahani Abu Daqqa, Damour Company for Community Development & former Minister in the Palestinian Authority

16:30 International, regional, and local perspectives
facilitated by Amb. Daniel Shek, former Israeli Ambassador to France, Arava Institute Public Council

  • International perspective on the Middle East
    Dr. Varsen Aghabekian, consultant with the Palestinian Negotiations Support Project
    Amb. Daniel Shapiro, diplomat and former US Ambassador to Israel
  • Regional political opportunities and threats
    Amb. Dennis Ross, former special advisor to President Obama
    Ghaith Al-Omari, former advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team
    Brigadier General (Res.) Michael Herzog, International Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former chief of staff, Israel’s minister of defense
  • Local political dynamics
    Dr. Dov Khenin, former Member of Knesset
    Ashraf Ajrami, Executive Director, Damour Company for Community Development
  • Q & A

17:45 The way out
Dr. Shaddad Attili, Advisor, ranking Minister, PLO Negotiations Affairs Department
Ashraf Ajrami, Executive Director, Damour Company for Community Development

17:50 The Track II conceptual framework – moving into Phase 2
Dr. Deborah Sandler, Track II Chair, and Oxford Martin School Fellow

18:00 Closing remarks