The Second Annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate

EPC | 01 - 02 Nov 2015
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Overview

Building on the success of the First Annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, the EPC seeks to address global geopolitical shifts and the changing nature of the world order, new forms of terrorism and extremism, strategic shocks and the global futures, and regional security issues with a special focus on current and emerging challenges of strategic interest to the UAE and the Gulf sub-region.

The Second Annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate seeks to contribute to the advancement of our understanding of future trends in international politics and to the development of actionable policy recommendations. The Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate is a unique opportunity to outline and present a wide array of strategic objectives, interests, and ideas on foreign policy and security issues. Prominent international, regional, and national politicians and experts on Davos-styled panels that are set to focus and discuss specific issues.

Agenda

AGENDA

  • 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM :

    Pre-Registration
  • 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM :

    Reception
  • 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM :

    Opening Dinner and Keynote Address: Dr. Ebtesam Al Ketbi, President of the Emirates Policy Center Governor Jon Huntsman, Chairman of the Atlantic Coun
  • 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM :

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

    Opening of the Strategic Debate - Welcome Speeches and Introduction
  • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM :

    Session 1: The Gulf in a New World
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM :

    Break
  • 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM :

    Session 2: Internal Shifts in “Arab Spring” Countries (Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Egypt)
  • 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM :

    Lunch Break
  • 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM :

    Session 3: Powers Courted and Powers Countered in the Region (Iran, Turkey, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict)
  • 03:30 PM - 03:45 PM :

    Break
  • 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM :

    Session 4: Strategic Shocks and Global Futures
  • 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM :

    Dinner
  • 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM :

    Session 5: Power in the Digital Age
  • 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM :

    Break
  • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM :

    Session 6: The Cyber Future of Power and State
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM :

    Break
  • 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM :

    Session 7: Restructuring the Economic Order
  • 01:15 PM - 02:30 PM :

    Lunch Break
  • 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM :

    Session 8: Technology, Energy, and Economic Rebalancing
  • 03:45 PM - 04:00 PM :

    Break
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM :

    Session 9: Extremism and Terrorism: Global Mapping, Patterns, and Strategies
  • 05:15 PM - 05:30 PM :

    Break
  • 05:30 PM - 06:00 PM :

    Conslusion
  • 08:30 PM - 11:00 PM :

    Farewell Dinner

Venue Details

West Corniche Road
United Arab Emirates