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Gulf Charities in the 'Age of Terror' and the 'Arab Awakening' - Workshop Schedule

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Time
Activity
09:00-09:30 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Robert Lacey and Jonathan Benthall
09:30-10:15 Gulf-based NGOs after 9/11 and the 'War on Terror': Navigating between Aid Cultures
Marie Juul Petersen represented by Jonathan Benthall and Benoit Challand.
Marie Petersen is on maternity leave. She will respond to questions and comments via Skype or email
10:15-11:00 The OPEC Fund for International Development: Just Another Arab Donor?
Annika Kropf
Discussant: Benoit Challand
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:15 The Islamic Charities Project (formerly Montreux Initiative)
Jonathan Benthall
Discussant: Aaron Parkhurst
12:15-13:00 Charities in the Arabian Peninsula since the late 19th Century: The al-Kaf of Hadramaut in Comparative Perspective
Christian Lekon
Discussant: Robert Lacey and Nasim Chowdhury
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:15-15:00 Saudi Charity in the Aftermath of 9/11: The Issues as Tested by British Libel Law
James Dorsey
Discussant: Justin Pierce
15:00-15:45 A Good Day to Bury a Bad Charity? The Rise and Fall of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
Yusra Bokhari, Nasim Chowdhury, and Robert Lacey
Discussant: Darryl Li
15:45-16:00 The Impact of US Laws, Regulations and Policies on Gulf Charities
Wendell Belew
Discussants: James Dorsey and Yusra Bokhari
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:00 Discussion continues
17:00-17:45 Saudi Arabia as a Global Humanitarian Donor: The Crippled Giant
Khalid al-Yahya
Discussant: Christian Lekon


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