10-11 March 2001
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Audio recordings of the conference can be heard via the audio
Speaker biographies are available on the biographies
Note that each session included time for general discussion, questions,
SATURDAY 10th MARCH 2001
Registration and coffee from 9.30
10.30-11.00 Welcome and Introduction by CASI
11.00-1.30: Geopolitics - Stability and Regional Security
- Dr Charles Tripp, Head of the Department of Political Studies,
School of African & Oriental Studies (SOAS): "Iraq and Regional Order:
Finding a Framework for Security"
- Professor Tim Niblock, Head of the Institute for Arab and
Islamic Studies, University of Exeter: "The Impact of Economic Sanctions
on Regional Stability, and the Consequences of Lifting"
- George Joffé, Visiting Fellow, Centre for International
Studies, University of Cambridge
2.30-4.00: Military Sanctions - Targeting Capabilities
- Dr Hussain Al-Shahristani, Chairman of Iraqi Refugee Aid Council,
Former Chief Scientific Advisor to Iraqi Nuclear Energy Organisation:
"Have Sanctions Eliminated Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq?"
- Alistair Millar, Director, Washington DC Office of Fourth
Freedom Forum: "Options for restructuring UN Sanctions on Iraq"
4.30-6.30: Human Rights
- Siamand Banaa, Kurdistan Regional Government's Representative
in the UK: "The Kurdish Safehavens: Past and Future under the Sanctions
- Shorsh Haji
- Rehana Kirthisingha, Programme Officer from Christian Aid's
Middle East Team
There will be an informal reception for people to meet each other, later
in the evening.
SUNDAY 11th MARCH
9.00-1.00 (with break): Infrastructure Rebuilding and Humanitarian
- Professor Abbas Alnasrawi, University of Vermont: "Sanctions,
Oil, Debt and the Future"
- Dr Kamil Mahdi, Lecturer in the Economics of the Middle East,
University of Exeter: "Economic Conditions: Implications for Development"
- Michael Schneider, Lalive & Partners, Geneva: "The
UN Compensation Commission"
- William Morris, Secretary General, Next Century Foundation:
"Iraq and the West, an Appraisal of the Policy Imperatives for an
- Professor Richard Garfield, Columbia University: "Options
for Reconstructing the Social and Human Infrastructure of Iraq"
2.00-4.00: Political Options for the US and UK Governments
- Dr Eric Herring, Senior Lecturer in International Politics,
University of Bristol: "How to Make the Adoption of an Alternative
Policy on Sanctions More Likely"
- Chris Doyle, Senior Information Officer, Council for the Advancement
of Arab-British Understanding: "Domestic Politics and Changing the
4.30-6.00: Discussion: Bringing the arguments together - an opportunity
for further discussion and debate of broader issues that have arisen from
For general information about the conference, see the main