3 February 2009
GLOBAL SECURITY: MIDDLE EAST (GAZA)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION
Wednesday 11 February 2009
The Foreign Affairs Committee conducted an inquiry and published a Report on "Global Security: The Middle East" in 2007.* In the light of recent developments in the region, the Committee has decided to take follow-up evidence on this subject.
The Committee will hold its first evidence session on Wednesday 11 February at 2.30pm. The session is likely to cover political, security, humanitarian and legal aspects of the recent conflict in Gaza and prospects for Israeli-Palestinian relations and the Middle East peace process in the light of the conflict, the Israeli general election on 10 February and the change of administration in the US.
Wednesday 11 February
Dr Hani Albasoos, political and security analyst; Senior Advisor, House of Wisdom, Palestinian Institute for the Study of Conflict Resolution & Governance; former Assistant Professor, Islamic University, Gaza
Ms Nomi Bar-Yaacov, adviser on Middle Eastern affairs; former Head, Middle East Conflict Management Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Dr Ahron Bregman, Department of War Studies, King's College, London
At approximately 4.00pm
Professor Iain Scobbie, Sir Joseph Hotung Research Professor in Law, Human Rights and Peace Building in the Middle East, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
The meeting will take place in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.
* HC (Session 2006-07) 363
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