Jewish Political Brief June 2-4, 2013: American Jewish Committee AJC Global Forum Agenda / Schedule



AJC Global Forum



2:30 – 4:30 PM AJC National Board of Governors Meeting
4:30 – 5:30 PM Opening Receptions
5:30 – 7:15 PM Opening Plenary: The Statesmen’s Forum
Featuring H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan; H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg, Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic; H.E. Radosław Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland
7:30 – 9:00 PM AJC Advocacy in Action Dinners
Advanced session registration is required.

7:00 – 8:00 AM Optional Religious Services
9:00 – 10:15 AM AJC University Breakfasts
Advanced session registration is required.
10:30 – 11:45 AM Plenary: Arab Spring or Arab Winter?: Confronting the Rise of Political Islam
Featuring Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent, The Atlantic; Eran Lerman, Deputy for Foreign Policy and International Affairs, National Security Council of Israel; Dalia Ziada, Executive Director, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development
12:00 – 1:45 PM AJC Face-to-Face Part I: Mandatory Advocacy Training
Lunch will be provided. Advanced session registration is required.
2:00 – 3:15 PM Plenary: Immigration, Integration and Identity: Building a Latino-Jewish Coalition
Featuring The Honorable Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Chairman, House Democratic Caucus; The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa; Dina Siegel Vann, Director, AJC Latino and Latin American Institute; Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
3:30 – 4:00 PM Special Address
Featuring The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 – 8:00 PM World Leaders Plenary
Featuring H.E. Dimitris Avramopoulos, Foreign Minister of Greece; H.E. Tzipi Livni, Justice Minister of Israel; H.E. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General (via video); H.E. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (via video)

7:00 – 8:00 AM Optional Religious Services
8:00 – 9:15 AM AJC University Breakfasts
Advanced session registration is required.
9:30 – 11:30 AM Closing Plenary
The Great Debate: Synagogue and State: The Battle Over Religious Pluralism in Israel
Featuring Rabbi Uri Regev, President and CEO, Hiddush; Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi, Efrat, Israel
Global Diplomacy for a Younger Generation
Featuring Benjamin Sigel, Co-Chair, AJC Global ACCESS Steering Committee; Ilana Ron Levey, AJC Global ACCESS Steering Committee
The Last Word
Featuring David Harris, AJC Executive Director
12:00 – 4:00 PM AJC Face-to-Face Part II: Advocacy Visits

Plenary: Major sessions in the main ballroom open to all Global Forum participants.

AJC Advocacy in Action Dinners: Exclusive dining opportunities with foreign ambassadors, Washington-based policy makers, AJC experts and more

AJC University Breakfasts: Early morning learning opportunities with AJC and outside experts.

AJC Face-to-Face: Hands-on training and meetings with decision makers and opinion shapers to advocate AJC policy priorities. This is a two-part program, which includes a mandatory training session and subsequent advocacy visit.

Services: Optional Egalitarian and Orthodox religious services.

Receptions: Opportunities to meet and mingle with other Global Forum participants before the Opening Plenary and World Leaders Plenary.

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