The 1st Conference on Cultural Policies in the Arab Region 7-8 June 2010, Beirut, Lebanon

List of Participants
1. Amin El Zaoui, Novelist, Algeria 2. Amine Moumine, Associate Professor, Hassan II Mohammedia, Casablanca University and General Director, Moulay Rachid Cultural Centre, Morocco 3. Ammar Kessab, Researcher in Cultural Management, Expert in Cultural Policies, Algeria 4. Andreas Wiesand, Executive Director, European Comparative Cultural Research ERICarts, Germany Institute for

5. Areej Hijazi, National Programme Officer, UNSECO Ramallah Office, Palestine 6. Barbara Hewitt, Director, British Council, Lebanon 7. Basema Al Nabky, Director of Administration and legal affairs department, General organization of Dar Al Assad for Culture and Arts, Syria. 8. Bensalem Himmich, Minister of Culture, Morocco – to be confirmed 9. Cas Smithuijsen, Director, The Boekman Foundation, The Netherlands In collaboration with DOEN Foundation and the British Council 10. Catherine Cornet, Journalist, Babelmed, Italy 11. Elga Trad, Member of the Executive Committee, Baalbeck International Festival, Lebanon 12. Elham Kallab, Professor in Institute of Fine Arts, Lebanese University, and Islamo-Christian Studies, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon 13. Elizabeth White, Director, British Council, Syria 14. Emad Abou Ghazi, General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Culture, Ministry of Culture, Egypt 15. Fanny Bouquerel, Amuni, France 16. Fathy Abdel Rahman, General Director of the General Directorate of development and planning, Ministry of Culture, Palestine. 17. Fatima Azzahrae Chaabani, Researcher in Cultural Policies, Morocco 18. Fatin Farahat, Director of Cultural Unit, Ramallah Municipality, Palestine 19. Giovanni Fontana Antonelli, Programme Specialist for Culture, UNESCO Ramallah Office, Palestine 20. Gregor Meiering, Director of the ME office of the Open Society Institute, Jordan In collaboration with DOEN Foundation and the British Council

21. Hassan Abbass, Academic and Researcher, Syria 22. Hazaa El Barari, Novelist, Ministry of Culture, Jordan

23. Hikmat El Nawayseh, Poet, Ministry of Culture, Jordan 24. Jordi Baltà Portolés, The Interarts Foundation, Spain Project Coordinator ,

25. Joseph Kreidi, Programme Officer, Culture Sector, Focal point for recovery and reconstruction, UNESCO Regional Bureau, Lebanon 26. Laila hourani, Regional Manager Creativity, British Council, Syria 27. Lina Attel, Director General, National Center for Culture and Performing Arts, King Hussein Foundation, Jordan 28. Luis Prados, First Counselor, Spanish Embassy, Lebanon – to be confirmed; 29. Makhlouf Boukrouh, Researcher in Cultural Policies, Professor at the Faculty of political sciences and information, University of Algiers, Algeria 30. Menha El Batraoui, Theatre Critic, El Ahram Hebdo Newspaper, Egypt 31. Michele Warde, President, Assabil Association, Lebanon

In collaboration with DOEN Foundation and the British Council

32. Mikhail Gnedovsky, Director, Cultural Policy Institute, Moscow, Russia 33. Milena Dragicevic-Sesic, Professor of Cultural Policy and Cultural Management, Cultural Studies and Media Studies, Serbia 34. Monika Borgmann, Director, Research, Lebanon UMAM Documentation and

35. Moukhtar Kocache, Program Officer, Media, Arts and Culture, Ford Foundation, Egypt 36. Mourad Kadiri, Culture Minister’s advisor, Ministry of Culture, Morocco – to be confirmed 37. Neeme Neeme, Writer and theatre director, researcher in Arts and Education, Lebanon 38. Nina J. Köprülü, President and Director, Joukowsky Family Foundation, USA 39. Ola Khalidi, Director, Makan, Jordan 40. Osman Kavala, Chairman of the board, Anadolu Kültür, Turkey 41. Ouafa Belgacem, Researcher in Cultural Policies, Tunis 42. Rana Yazaji, Programme Manager, Rawafed the Cultural Project of Syria Trust for Development, Syria In collaboration with DOEN Foundation and the British Council

43. Rani Al Rajji, Studio Beirut, Lebanon 44. Racha Najdi, social management, Lebanon







45. Reem Khatib, Artist and Researcher in Cultural Policies, Syria 46. Renata Papsch, Programme Administrator, Anna Lindh EuroMediterranean Foundation for the dialogue between cultures, Egypt 47. Rima Abou Baker, Cultural Foundation, Lebanon rima.aboubaker@safadi-foundation.or' Program Coordinator, Safadi

48. Rita Azar, Journalist and researcher in cultural policies, Lebanon; 49. Ritva Mitchell, Director of research for the Finnish Foundation for Cultural Policy Research (CUPORE), Finland 50. Robert Palmer, Director of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage, Council of Europe, France 51. Rym El Husseini, Director of Al Mouna Library, Safadi Foundation, Lebanon 52. Salwa Saniora Baassiri, General Secretary, National Commission for UNESCO (LNCU), Lebanon the Lebanese

53. Samar Dudin, Founder & Director of Takween Open Spaces for Enlightenment & Creativity, Jordan In collaboration with DOEN Foundation and the British Council

54. Samar Jammoul, Assistant, Al Mouna Library, Safadi Foundation, Lebanon 55. Samar Martha, Co-founder and Director of Art School Palestine, Palestine 56. Sandra Dagher, Board Member and Director of Beirut Art Center, Lebanon 57. Sarah Gardner, Executive Director, International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), Australia 58. Sara Selwood, Sara Selwood Associates, UK 59. Sayed Mahmoud, writer and cultural editor at Al Ahram foundation, Egypt. 60. Sellama El Ghayam, Professor at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art and Cultural Entertainment ISADAC, Researcher in the fields of Sociology and Culture, Morocco 61. Serhan Ada, Director, Cultural Management Program, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 62. Shelagh Wright, External Advisor, Creative Enterprise Programme, The British Council, UK 63. Soufiene Chourabi, Journalist, Tunis Economy and

In collaboration with DOEN Foundation and the British Council

64. Watfa Hamadi, Researcher in cultural policies, Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic language, Faculty of Arts, Lebanese University, Lebanon and the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, Kuwait 65. Xavier Troussard, Head of Culture Policy and Intercultural Dialogue Unit, European Commission, Belgium 66. Yahia Yakhluf, Head of Higher Council for Art and Education, Palestine 67. Youma Fall, Cultural Development Advisor and Curator, Senegal 68. Zeina Arida, Director, Arab Image Foundation, Lebanon 69. Zeyneb Farhat, Cultural Expert, Manager of El Teatro, Tunis

1. Basma El Husseiny, Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), Egypt 2. Hanan Hajj Ali, Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), Lebanon 3. Lyne Sneige, the British Council, Lebanon 4. Marwa Helmy, Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), Egypt 5. Odile Chenal, European Cultural Foundation, the Netherlands

In collaboration with DOEN Foundation and the British Council

6. Philipp Dietchmair, Netherlands





7. Salma Said, Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), Egypt 8. Tsveta Andreeva, European Cultural Foundation, the Netherlands

In collaboration with DOEN Foundation and the British Council