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  • Frank Fisher
    ... From: CAABU on behalf of MideastWire.com Subject: Mid East Wire - The Beirut Exchange June 2010 Date: Monday, 1 March, 2010, 10:07 On
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      From: CAABU on behalf of MideastWire.com <caabu@...>
      Subject: Mid East Wire - The Beirut Exchange June 2010
      Date: Monday, 1 March, 2010, 10:07

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      The Beirut Exchange

      Upcoming Program: June 2010

      In an effort to further its commitment to promoting dialogue and understanding, Mideastwire.com is pleased to announce the Fifth Beirut Exchange program. The two-week program June 14-28, 2010 will engage students from around the world in a multifaceted discussion of some of the key issues facing the region.
      To view Cal Perry's CNN report, visit:
      To view As-Safir's (Arabic) report, visit:
      To view The Daily Star's report, visit:


      The Beirut Exchange program rests on three tracks:
      Academic - Participants will attend a series of lectures and colloquia led by leading academics and public intellectuals. Topics will include: International law in theory and practice in the Middle East; The United Nations as peacekeeper and mediator; Engaging political Islam; Pax Syriana in Lebanon; Asymmetrical conflict: the July 2006 Lebanon war; The Dubai model and its impact on the Middle East.
      Language - Participants will have the option of attending 20 hours of Arabic language instruction at the Saifi Institute for Arabic Language in Beirut. Modules for both colloquial and formal Arabic will be available at different levels.
      Dialogue with Leaders - Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage social, political and economic leaders from across the spectrum in Lebanon - with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on exposure to leading Islamist and opposition currents.
      Previous Speakers:
      ·Omar Bakri, Iqra Islamic Trust for Research and Islamic Studies
      ·Bilal Baroudi, As-Salam Mosque Tripoli
      ·Nicholas Blanford, Times of London
      ·Richard Chambers, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
      ·Alastair Crooke, Conflicts Forum
      ·Robert Fisk, The Independent
      ·Toufic Gaspard, Economist
      ·Timur Goksel, American University of Beirut
      ·Judith Palmer Harik, Matn University
      ·Nadim Houry, Human Rights Watch
      ·Farid El-Khazen, AUB
      ·Eli Khoury, Quantum Communications
      ·Karim Makdisi, AUB
      ·Sayyid Mohammed Marandi, Tehran University
      ·Michael Miller, European Commission
      ·Ibrahim Mussawi, Al-Intiqad
      ·Omar Nashabe, Al-Akhbar
      ·Nir Rosen, Journalist
      ·Osama Safa, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
      ·Paul Salem, Carnegie Middle East Center
      ·Milos Struger, UNIFIL
      ·Fawwaz Traboulsi, AUB
      ·Michael Young, Daily Star

      Costs: $2,000 (Tuition)/$675 (Accommodation at the Cavalier Hotel)/$700 (Approximate airfare from the European Union). Please note that only breakfast is provided as a part of the accommodation fee. All academic programming will take place at the Cavalier Hotel, Hamra, Beirut. Tuition is 50% refundable up to three days before the program commences, should the situation in Lebanon warrant a cancellation. (Airline tickets and accommodation should be purchased with travel insurance.)
      Apply before April 15, 2010: To request a downloadable application or financial aid information, please email info@....


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