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Program for AJC's 2011 Global Forum

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Wednesday, April 27  |  Thursday, April 28  |  Friday, April 29
Breakout Sessions
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*All food served at the Global Forum is Glatt Kosher
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Celebrating 50 Years of Professional Leadership:
Honoring Dr. Steven Bayme and Jason Isaacson
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
First-Time Attendee Reception
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
National Leadership Council & Horizon Society Recognition Reception
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Welcome Reception
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Opening Plenary
The Changing World Order: What Role for the U.S. and Europe?
Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001

Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany, 1998-2005

AJC 1911: A Historical Reenactment
Michel Gill, highly-acclaimed Broadway actor
Congressional Leadership Award
Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ)
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Private Dinners with Distinguished Guests and AJC Staff Experts:
Ali Al-Ahmed
Saudi human rights defender; media analyst; author of agenda-setting human rights reports
Ambassador Yashar Aliyev
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the U.S.
Ambassador Pavlos Anastasiades
Ambassador of Cyprus to the U.S.
Ambassador Kim Beazley
Ambassador of Australia to the U.S.
Ambassador Chan Heng Chee
Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S.
Ambassador François Delattre
Ambassador of France to the U.S.
Ambassador Carlos Gianelli Derois
Ambassador of Uruguay to the U.S.
Michael T. Eckhart
Founding President of the American Council On Renewable Energy
Lorna Fitzsimons
CEO, Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM), Former Member of Parliament
Ambassador Aziz Mekouar
Ambassador of Morocco to the U.S.
Ambassador Mike Moore
Ambassador of New Zealand to the U.S.
Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan
Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.
Daniel Schwammenthal
Director of AJC's Transatlantic Institute
Ambassador Arun Singh
Deputy Chief of Mission, India
Maina Chawla Singh
Professor and author of: Being Indian, Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity and Gender in the Jewish Homeland
Deidre Berger
Director of Lawrence and Lee Ramer Institute
for German-Jewish Relations
Gidi Grinstein
Director of REUT Institute; leading thinker on Delegitimization
Yossi Klein Halevi
Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute; contributing editor, The New Republic; author
Cecilia Munoz
Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
Ed Rettig
Director, AJC Jerusalem
Simone Rodan
AJC Representative, France
David Rosen
AJC International Interreligious Affairs Director
Sameh Shoukry
Ambassador of Egypt to the U.S.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
The Great Debate I: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Middle East
Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Deputy National Security Advisor, 2005-8
Robert Wexler, President, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace; Democratic Member of Congress, 1997-2010
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Delegitimization: The Global Assault on Israel
Confirmed Speakers
Gidi Grinstein, Director of REUT Institute; leading thinker on Delegitimization
Lorna Fitzsimons, CEO, Britain Israel Communication and Research Centre (BICOM), former Member of Parliament
Rafael Bardaji, Executive Director, Friends of Israel Initiative
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Board of Governors Meeting
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Multi-Polar Disorder: The New Face of Geopolitics
Confirmed Speakers
Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent for The Atlantic; Author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror

Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Author of Of Paradise and Power

Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Evangelicals and Israel: A Dialogue
Gary L. Bauer, President, American Values

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, Executive Vice President, Rabbinical Assembly
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Gala Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gala Event
Recipient: Light Unto the Nations Award
Ricardo Martinelli, President of Panama

William M. Daley, White House Chief of Staff

Dr. Thomas de Maizière
, Defense Minister of Germany

Nickolay Mladenov
, Foreign Minister of Bulgaria
Friday, April 29, 2011
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Great Debate II: Is Liberal Zionism an Oxymoron?
Yossi Klein Halevi, Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute; contributing editor, The New Republic; author
Peter Beinart, Senior Political Writer, The Daily Beast; Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; author
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Concluding Plenary Lunch
Freedom Now? Human Rights in the Arab World and Beyond
A panel by the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights
Radwan Ziadeh, visiting scholar at Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University and Visiting Fellow at Chatham House, Founder of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies in Syria.

Mahnaz Afkhami, President of Women's Learning Partnership; a leading proponent of women's rights in the Islamic world; former Minister of Women's Affairs of pre-revolution Iran.

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, "Egypt's most famous dissident," a leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist.
2:30 PM - Sunday, May 1, 2011
ACCESS 20/20 Weekend