The 10th AlJazeera Forum

Regional and International Struggle in the Middle East
21-22 March 2016

Draft Agenda


Monday 21st March 2021st March 20

Time Description

20:00 – 21:00

Opening Session

  •  Welcome and opening remarks:
    Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, Chairman of Al Jazeera Media Network
  • 1st Keynote speeches:
    Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Foreign Minister, Qatar                                           

           Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi, Foreign Minister of Yemen

Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Time Description
09:30 – 11:30 Keynote speech:
  •   Rached Ghannouchi, President of Ennahda Movement of Tunisia 

1st Panel discussion: Regional struggle and its sectarian, political and geopolitical implications


  • Riyad Hijab, General Coordinator of the Syrian Opposition High Negotiations Committee
  • Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Kharrazi,  Iran’s former Ambassador to the UN
  • Dhafer Salman, Member of the Iraqi Parliament
  • Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, Saudi Arabia
11:30 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 14:00 2nd Panel discussion: International struggle for the Middle East 100 years after Sykes-Picot


  • Taha Özhan, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Turkish Parliament
  • Andrei Fedorov, Chairman of the Fund for Political Research and Consulting, Russia
  • Basheer Nafi, Professor of the History of the Middle East and Senior Researcher, Al Jazeera Centre for Studies
  • FahadFahad Al-Harthi, Chairman of Asbar Center for Studies, Saudi Arabia
14:00 – 15:30  Lunch
15:30 – 17:30

3rd Panel discussion: Where is the Middle East heading in light of its current situation?


  • Ahmed Tomeh, Prime Minister of the Syrian Interim Government (TBC)
  • Shafeeq Ghabra, Professor of Political Sciences at Kuwait University
  • Wadah Khanfar, President of Sharq Forum
  • Mohamed el-Moctar Shinqiti, Associate Professor of Political, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
17:30 Closing remarks