IISS Manama Dialogue 2017 Outline Agenda

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All events will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa.

Plenary sessions will be on the record; special sessions will be off the record.

IISS Manama Dialogue

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

All Day

Bilateral meetings between ministers and officials

19.00 – 20.00

OPENING TELEVISED PANEL

20.00 – 21.00

Reception

21.00 – 23.00

Opening Dinner and Special Address

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

08.50 – 09.00

Opening of the Summit

09.00 – 10.00

First Plenary Session

US Policy and Middle East Stability

10.00 – 11.30

Second Plenary Session

Creating a Stable Regional Security Architecture

11.30 – 12.00

Break

12.00 – 13.30

Third Plenary Session

Political and Military Responses to Extremism in the Middle East

13.30 – 15.30

Private Lunch for Delegation Leaders

Lunch for all other Delegates

15.30 – 17.00

Fourth Plenary Session

Security Partnerships in the Middle East

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER

09.30 – 11.00

Simultaneous Special Sessions

Group I: Prospects for Conflict Resolution in Syria and Yemen

Group II: Defence Cooperation and Modernisation in the Gulf

Group III: International Campaign Against Terrorism

Group IV: The Security Imperative of Economic Reform

11.00 – 11.30

Break

11.30 – 13.00

Concluding Plenary Session

The International Politics of Middle East Security

13.00 – 14.30

Farewell Lunch for all Delegates