Program of the IPEV International Conference in Beirut

The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs of the American University of Beirut invite you to the Conference of the International Panel on Exiting Violence.

 

RSVP to Suzanne El Houssari (aubconference@aub.edu.lb), Communication Manager at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut by Friday, June, 15.

 

One year and a half after the IPEV Kick-Off in Paris, the panel will gather at the American University of Beirut to share recommendations for exiting violence.
This event is decisive as it precedes the official publication of the report, in November 2018. The ten working groups will highlight the main points of their respective chapters and meet during workshops in order to finalize their works and recommendations for exiting violence.

The three-days-symposium will be the opportunity for several roundtables, panel discussions and conferences with outstanding speakers from the panel, from the American University of Beirut and from all over the world.

 

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RSVP to Suzanne El Houssari (aubconference@aub.edu.lb), Communication Manager at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut by Friday, June, 15.

 

Draft Program

 

Wednesday, June, 20

 

16:30 – 17:00 | Registration

17:00 – 18:00 | Opening of the conference and presentation of the Panel

Michel Wieviorka, IPEV Co-director, President of FMSH
Fadlo Khuri, President of the American University of Beirut
Tarek Mitri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs of the American University of Beirut

H.E. Saad Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon

 

18:00 – 19:00 | Keynote
Mohamed Ali Alhakim, Secretary General, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Beirut, Lebanon
Phlippe Lazzarini, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, Lebanon
Rubina Abu Zeinab, National Coordinator, office of the President of the Council of Ministers

 

19:00 – 19:30 | Break

 

19:30 – 20:30 | IPEV co-directors and IAB comment the works of the Panel

Chair: Dorothée Schmid, Program Director for Turkey and the Middle East at the Institut Français des Relations Internationale, Paris, France
Michel Wieviorka, President of the FMSH, Paris, France
Jean-Pierre Dozon, Vice-chair of the FMSH, Paris, France
Yvon Le Bot, Director of studies emeritus at CNRS, Paris, France
William O’Neill, former Program Director at Social Science Research Council, New York, USA
Raphaël Pouyé, Senior Expert in Democracy Support at the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Sanem Güner, Assistant Director of the Hollings Center for International Dialogue, Istanbul, Turkey

 

20:30 | Reception

 

Thursday, June, 21

 

9:00 – 9:15 | Introduction
Mala Bakhtiar, Chief of Executive Body of PUK Political Bureau and President of the Dabran Foundation, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan
Michel Wieviorka, IPEV Co-Director and President of the FMSH, Paris, France

9:15 – 11:00 | Roundtable: Radicalization / Deradicalization

Chair: Bashshar Haydar, Professor of Philosophy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

IPEV speakers:

  • Shashi Jayakumar, leader of the working group “De-radicalization, a comparative perspective”, Director of the Centre of Excellence for National Security, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Jérôme Ferret, co-leader of the working group “Radicalization, a comparative perspective”, Professor of sociology, University of Toulouse Capitole, France
  • Marie Kortam, member of the working group “Radicalization, a comparative perspective”, Associated researcher, Institut français du Proche-Orient, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Fabio Merone, member of the “Salafism” working group, Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Research Group, Ghent University, Belgium

Special guest: Radwan El Sayyed, Visiting professor and Sheikh Zayed Chair of Islamic and Arabic Studies, AUB, Lebanon

11:00 – 11:15 | Break

11:15 – 13:00 | Roundtable: Exits from violence

Chair: Shalini Randeria, member of IPEV International Advisory Board, Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria

IPEV speakers:

  • Sana Farhat, member of the working group “Women and violence with a gendered approach: MENA region and diaspora”, journalist at Tunis Afrique Press, Paris, France
  • Richard Rechtman, leader of the “Reconstructing the self: comparative lessons”, Director of research, EHESS, Paris, France
  • Zakaria Rhani, member of the working group “Reconciliation and justice: comparative lessons”, Professor of anthropology, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
  • Bridget Conley, member of the working group “History and memory in exiting extreme and mass violence: comparative lessons”, Research director of the World Peace Foundation, Tufts University, Medford, USA
  • Nathalie Duclos, member of the working group “Public Policies against violence: comparative lessons”, lecturer in political science at Institut des sciences sociales du politique, Paris, France

Special Guests:

Carmen Abou Jaoudé, Lecturer at the Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon7

Sana Yazigi, Founder and editor in chief of the archiving website The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution, Lebanon

 

13:00 – 15:00 | Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 | Roundtable: Political autonomy, gender and violence

Chair: Olivier Caron, member of IPEV International Advisory Board, Director General of the Centre for Strategic Training and Research (CSFRS), Paris, France

IPEV speakers:

  • Pénélope Larzillière, member of the working group “Women and violence with a gendered approach: MENA region and diaspora”, research fellow at the Institute for Research on Development, Paris, France
  • Jean-Luc Racine, member of the working group “Independentism, separatism, irredentism and state building”, Emeritus Senior Fellow, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
  • Mouldi Lahmar, member of the working group “The role of  strong and weak states in the production of violence in the Arab world”

Special guest: Fadia Kiwan, Professor of political science at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

16:30 – 16:45 | Break

16:45 – 18:45 | General discussion

18:45 – 19:00 | Break

 

19:00 | Keynote
Farhad Khosrokhavar, Director of the Observatory on radicalisations at FMSH, Paris, France, Co-leader of the IPEV working group “Radicalisation, a comparative perspective”

 

Friday, June, 22

9:00 | Working groups meetings
Integration of the comments and amendments of the IPEV chapters
The meetings are closed to the public

 

14:30 – 15:45 | First session of restitution

The working groups present their final chapters

Chair: Hasni Abidi, member of IPEV International Advisory Board, Director of the Centre d’études et de recherche sur le monde arabe et méditerranéen, Geneva

Speakers:

Adil Jazouli, member of the working group “Radicalization, a comparative perspective”, Expert advisor at the Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires, Paris, France

Bartolomeo Conti, member of the working group “De-radicalization, a comparative perspective”, Associated researcher, EHESS, Paris, France

Adel Bakawan, leader of the working group “Independentism, separatism, irredentism and state building”, Reader, University of Evry, France

Sari Hanafi, member of the working group “Roles of strong states and weak states in the production of violence in the Arab world”, Professor of Sociology and chair of the department of sociology, anthropology and media studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Mohamed Ali Adraoui, leader of the working group “Between Salafism, sectarianism and violence: the new faces of radicalization”, Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA

 

15:45 – 16:00 | Break


16:00 – 17:00 | Second session of restitution

The working groups present their final chapters

Chair: Sabrina Melenotte, Fellow researcher at the EHESS, Coordinator of the Platform Violence and Exiting Violence of the FMSH, Paris, France

Speakers:

Nicola Pratt, member of the working group “Women and violence with a gendered approach: MENA region and diaspora”, Reader, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Elisabeth Claverie, leader of the working group “Reconciliation and justice: comparative lessons”, Director of Studies, CNRS, Paris, France

Scott Straus, leader of the working group “History and memory in exiting extreme and mass violence: comparative lessons”, Professor of political sciences and international studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

 

17:00 – 17:15 | Break

 

17:15 | Closing roundtable
Chair: Eric Briat, Department head, Deputy to the Director of City and Urban Cohesion,
Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires, Paris, France
Speakers:
Michel Wieviorka, IPEV Co-Director and President of the FMSH, Paris, France
Tarek Mitri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, AUB, Lebanon
Danièle Joly, working group “Women and violence with a gendered approach: MENA region and diaspora”, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom
William O’Neill, member of IPEV International Advisory Board

 

RSVP to Suzanne El Houssari (aubconference@aub.edu.lb), Communication Manager at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut by Friday, June, 15.