Fifth Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate

EPC | 10 - 12 Nov 2018
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Overview

In cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Emirates Policy Center (EPC) convenes the Fifth Annual “Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate” (ADSD).

The event is scheduled to take place from 10-12 November 2018, at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

This year’s Debate will thoroughly engage the DNA of International Politics: Power, including its interactions, shifts, variations and physics to develop a better understanding of international politics and predict its future shifts more accurately. Emirates power building model will be the first issue to address.

Sessions will cover American, Russian, Chinese, European, Indian and African policies in the context of power colorations and variations. The conference will also discuss and analyse the situations in the Arab World, Turkey strategies and policies, the so-called Deal of the Century and the end of the myth of both Iran and Qatar.

Similar to the previous four ADSD editions, this gathering is a unique opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas and viewpoints on a wide array of issues related to both regional and global orders with prominent policy-makers, experts, and officials from prestigious think tanks from all over the world.

Agenda

AGENDA

  • 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM :

    Collecting Badges
  • 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM :

    Reception
  • 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM :

    Welcome Dinner (By Invitaion Only)
  • 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM :

    Registration
  • 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM :

    Opening Speech & Keynote Speech
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM :

    Panel 1 - Power Building: UAE as a Model
  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM :

    Coffee Break
  • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM :

    Panel 2 - Temptation of Power: US Policies
  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM :

    Panel 3 - Ambitions of Power: Russian Policies
  • 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM :

    Lunch Break
  • 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM :

    Panel 4 - Limits of Power: China and Geography Constraints
  • 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM :

    Panel 5 - Search for Power: Europe and the Longing for a Role
  • 03:45 PM - 04:00 PM :

    Coffee Break
  • 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM :

    Panel 6 - The Rising of Power: India’s New Role
  • 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM :

    Panel 7 - Potential Power: Africa
  • 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM :

    Panel 8 - Drawing with Policies: Deal of the Century and Redrawing the Middle East’s Map
  • 09:25 AM - 11:00 AM :

    Panel 9 - Arab World: Walking on Water
  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM :

    Coffee Break
  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM :

    Panel 10 - Global Geo-Economic Shifts: Troubled Energy Market
  • 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM :

    Panel 11 - The Dilemma of Imagined Power: Turkey
  • 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM :

    Lunch Break
  • 02:15 PM - 04:15 PM :

    Panel 12 - End of Myth: Iran & Qatar
  • 04:15 PM - 04:30 PM :

    Conclusions

Venue Details

West Corniche Road
United Arab Emirates