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HLSA of Arabia Inaugural Conference, April 7-8, 2012, Doha, and HLSA 125th Anniversary

Program
Draft program, may undergo changes until the event.
All activities take place at the Ritz-Carlton unless otherwise noted.
  
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
All–Day Activities Optional Arranged Alumni Activities**
(separate registration and fees required)
  • Tour of Islamic Museum of Art
  • Dhow trip around Doha Harbor
  • Desert Sightseeing Trip
  • Doha Sightseeing Trip (Old Souk, Qatar Foundation, and other sites)
  • Golf at the Doha Championship Golf Club
  • Multi–day regional tours available before and after the Doha activities, at individual discretion.** doha– regional–tour– information.pdf
6:00 pm HLSAA Executive Committee and Council Meeting
(Open to Executive Committee and City Representatives only)
7:10 pm Buses Depart from Ritz Carlton to Katara Cultural Center
7:30 pm Green Gulf–Chevron Dinner
Sponsors: Green Gulf & Chevron Qatar
Venue: Katara Cultural Center

The Keynote Opening Address

Mr. Carl Attalah
Chevron Qatar Limited, President

Mr. Omran Al–Kuwari
Green Gulf, Chief Executive Officer

8:30 pm The Dinner Address
The Parallels between Arab Self Determination & The African/American Abolitionist and Civil Rights Movement

Introduction: Mr. Malik Dahlan LLM ’01; AM '06; GSA '00
Harvard Law School Association of Arabia, President
Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy, Principal & Chief Lawyer, Doha

Professor Charles J. Ogletree JD ’78
Harvard Law School, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law; and
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Director

Conversation with Mr. Dahlan and the audience

10:00 pm
Buses Depart from Katara Cultural Village to Ritz Carlton
Sunday, April 8th, 2012
8:10 am Buses Depart from Ritz Carlton to Qatar National Convention Center
8:30 am–8:45 am Welcome Remarks

Mr. Malik Dahlan
LLM ’01; AM '06; GSA '00
Harvard Law School Association of Arabia, President
Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy, Principal & Chief Lawyer, Doha

Ms. Sharon E. Jones AB '82; JD ’82
Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) President
O–H Community Partners, President, Chicago

8:45 am–10:15 am Session I:
HLS Today: Global Profession and the Future of Global Legal Education


Professor David B. Wilkins
JD ’80
Harvard Law School, Lester Kissel Professor of Law
Program on the Legal Profession, Director; and
Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Vice Dean

Dr. Moatasem elGheriani
Qatar Foundation, Deputy General Counsel

10:15 am–10:30 am Break
10:30 am–11:45 pm Session II:
Arab Spring and the Rule of Law: 100 years of reaching Arab Self–determination

Moderator: Mr. Karim Kobeissi, LLM ’00
Harvard Law School Association of Arabia, 1st Vice President & Beirut City Representative
Kobeissi & Frangie, Partner, Beirut

His Excellancy Dr. Salaheddin Al Bashir LLM ’88
Harvard Law School Association of Arabia, Member of Honor
International Business Legal Associates (IBLaw), Founder and Managing Partner
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Former Foreign Minister, Minister of Justice & Minister of Trade & Industry

Mr. Abdulhay Sayed LLM ’93
Harvard Law School Association of Arabia, City Representative for Damascus
Sayed & Sayed, Partner, Syria

Professor Amr Shalakany SJD '00
American University of Cairo, Associate Professor
Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, Member

Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi
Dubai School of Government (established in affiliation with Harvard Kennedy School), Non-resident Fellow
The National Newspaper (United Arab Emirates), Columnist
Named as the #1 Top Twitter Presence by Forbes Middle East

Dr. Tarik Yousef
, PhD ’97
Silatech, Chief Executive Officer

12:00 pm–12:15 pm Break
12:15 pm–1:45 pm Session III:
The Rise of Asia

Moderator: Dr. Walid Hegazy LLM '95; SJD '07; GSA '98
Harvard Law School Association of Arabia, 2nd Vice President and Cairo Representative
Hegazy & Associates, Managing Partner

Dr. Melli Darsa LLM ’94
Melli Darsa & Co., Senior Partner, Indonesia

Mr. Rowland Cheng
JD ’95
Latham & Watkins LLP, Managing Partner, Shanghai


Mr. Young–Joon "YJ" Kim
JD ’83
Harvard Law School Association Executive Committee Member-At-Large
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP, Partner, Hong Kong

1:45 pm–3:15 pm Networking Lunch
Doing Business in the Middle East
Sponsor:
Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy

Introduction by:
Mr. William Cattan

Law Office of Malik Dahlan at Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy, Managing Partner, Doha

Welcome Address
Her Excellency Ambassador Susan L Ziadeh

US Ambassador to Qatar

Mr. Abdulrahman Al–Shaibi
Qatar Financial Center, Board Member and Managing Director
Qatar Petroleum Group, Director of Finance

3:15 pm–4:45 pm Session IV:
Human Rights, Women and Islam


Moderator: Mr. Shahm Al-Wir AB ’93
Harvard Arab Alumni Association, President

Ahmed el-Gaili, AB ’98, JD ’03
Harvard Law School Association of Arabia, City Representative for Khartoum
Harvard Arab Alumni Association, Treasurer
Vinson & Elkins, Partner, Dubai

Professor Christina Jones-Pauly JD ’76
Women Under Islam: Gender, Justice and the Politics of Islamic Law (2011), Author

Ms. Naima Said LLM '90
Naima Said & Associates, P.C., Member, United States

4:45 pm Buses Depart from Qatar National Convention Center to Ritz Carlton
5:00 pm–6:00 pm Pre–dinner, at the discretion of individual guests
6:00 pm Reception
His Excellency Minister Hasan Bin Abdullah Al-Ghanem
State of Qatar, Minister of Justice
Venue: Ritz Carlton
7:00 pm HLSAA and 125th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Sponsor: ExxonMobil
Venue: Ritz Carlton

Opening Remarks
Ms. Sharon E. Jones AB '82; JD ’82
Harvard Law School Association (HLSA), President
O–H Community Partners, President, Chicago


Mr. Barton P. Cahir
ExxonMobil Qatar Inc, President & General Manager

Harvard Law School Association Award Presentation
His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani
LLM ’56
Chairman and Founder, Centre for Global Energy Studies, London
Former Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

And Members of Honor Recognition

To Recognize Harvard Law School Association of Arabia Members of Honor with Certificates

Mr. Shahm Al-Wir AB '93
Harvard Arab Alumni Association, President

Closing Remarks
Mr. Malik Dahlan
LLM ’01; AM '06; GSA '00
Harvard Law School Association of Arabia, President
Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy, Principal & Chief Lawyer, Doha

9:30 pm Close of Program
   

 **Contact on-site event manager for arrangements:
Julie Atkinson
Event Director - Conference Division
QMDI (Qatar MICE Development Institute)
A Qatar Foundation Joint Venture
Tel.  +974 4454 8000  ~ Direct Tel.   +974 4454-8012
Mobile +974 6608-9742 ~ Fax   +974 4454 8047
P.O. Box 34232, Doha, Qatar
Email julie.atkinson@qmdi.qf.org.qa

 

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