UNRWA and Palestine Refugees: Drawing Lessons from 60 Years of Service
September 25, 2009 from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees and the Middle East Institute of Columbia University present a Symposium entitled, "UNRWA and Palestine Refugees: Drawing Lessons from 60 Years of Service," to mark the 60th anniversary of UNRWA's creation.
1.30 Official Opening
1.40 Round Table “UNRWA historical performance in a changing context”
Moderator: Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab Studies Department of History, Columbia University Speakers: Karen AbuZayd, UNRWA Commissioner General from Mar 2005 Peter Hansen, UNRWA Commissioner General from Mar 1996 to Mar 2005 Ilter Türkmen, UNRWA Commissioner General from Mar 1991 to Feb 1996 Rex Brynen, professor of Political Science (Middle East), McGill University, Montreal
3.00 Round Table “The contribution of Palestine refugees to the economic and social development in the region”
Moderator: Karma Nabulsi, University Lecturer in International Relations, Fellow in Politics, St Edmund Hall, Oxford University
Speakers: Susan Akram, professor at the Boston University School of Law Jalal Husseini, research associate at the Institut français du Proche Orient - Amman Ambassador Philip Wilcox, president of the Foundation for Middle East