Coptic Solidarity Fourth Annual Conference

 June 20-21, 2013

 Washington, D.C.

 To What Extent Will the U.S. and the International Community Support an Islamist Government in Egypt?

June 20:Policy Day (Capitol Visitors Center, HVC 201, Near Congressional Auditorium)

9:00  –Opening remarks, by Coptic Solidarity President

9:15  -Session 1

  • ChairDr. Walid Phares Co-Sec. General, Transatlantic Legislative Group
  • Ambassador R. James Woolsey – Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Former Director of Central Intelligence.
  • Baroness Cox – UK House of Lords.
  • Amb. Ned Walker – Former Amb. to Egypt; Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory, Hamilton College

10:30  -Panel: What Next in Egypt?

  • Dr. Osama El-Ghazaly Harb – Chairman, Democratic Front Party; Member of the Salvation Front, Egypt.
  • Judge Ayman Fouad – Rapporteur of the Freedoms Committee of the Judges’ Club’ in Egypt.
  • TBA
  • Q&A 

(Members of Congress drop by as of 11:00)

12:00  –Leadership Award presentation to Congressman Frank Wolf

12:15   -Lunch break (sandwiches served in the room)

1:00  –(Members of Congress drop by all PM)

Session 2 –

  • Chair:  Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
  • Judith Miller – Author, Journalist.
  • KNS:  Judge Michael Mukasey – 81st. United States Attorney General;Partner,Debevoise & Plimpton LLP .

2:00  -Panel – Liberties, between Violation and Reporting

  • Dwight BashirDeputy Director for Policy and Research USCIRF.
  • Emilie Kao, Esq.Senior International Legal Counsel, previously at the Office of International Religious Freedom, the State Department.
  • Raymond IbrahimResearcher, author, columnist.
  • Amb. Suzan Johnson CookA.A.L Intl. Religious Freedom.             (Presensce Only)
  • Amb. Andrew BennettBureau of Religious Freedom, Canada.
  • Jim Karigaynnis – MP, Canadian House of Commons.

4:30  –Conclusions

 5:00  – E N D


June 21:  Conference (Dulles A/P Marriott Hotel)

9:00  -Panel – Minorities Rights under Islamist Rule

  • Chair: Raymond Ibrahim, Researcher, author, columnist.
  • Caroline Doss, Esq.,Coptic Solidarity Vice President.
  • Dr. Mariz Tadros, Institute of Development Studies, London, UK.
  • Rev. Keith Roderick, D.D., Secretary General, Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights (Remarks delivered by Dr. Helmy Guirguis, Coptic Solidarity Board Member).
  • Monica Mikhail, Esq., Australian Coptic Movement Association (ACM).
  • Tina Ramirez, President, Hardwired Inc. NGO to promote religious freedom

10:30  -Break

11:00  -Panel – Regional Security Issues

  • Chair: Colonel Ken Allard, former dean at the War College and NBC Military expert.
  • Admiral (Ret.) James Lyons, Jr., U.S. Navy Retired; President/CEO of LION Associates LLC.
  • Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarlandformer Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and FOX News National Security Analyst.

 12:15 -Special session: Message from Russia

  • Alexey KomovPresident World Congress of Families in Russia and CIS- Moscow

12:30  -Lunch break

1:30  -Panel- Assessing the Brotherhood Regime – Internal & International roles

  • ChairFrank GaffneyPresident of the Center for Security Policy.
  • Steve Emerson, Executive Director, The Investigative Project on Terrorism.
  • Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
  • Dina Guirguis, Esq. – Egyptian American attorney.
  • Halim Meawad, Former diplomat, Secretary, Coptic Solidarity.
  • Q&A

3:30  -Break

4:00  -Panel – Current Political Crisis in Egypt

  • ChairMagdi Khalil, Writer and analyst; Coptic Solidarity Board Member.
  • Dr Ehsan Kameel GeorgyHead of Forensics Department, Ministry of Justice, Cairo.
  • Judge Ayman Fouad – Rapporteur of the Freedoms Committee of the Judges’ Club’ in Egypt.
  • Dr. Osama El-Ghazaly Harb – Chairman, Democratic Front Party; Member of the Salvation Front.
  • Book Signing SessionDr. Mariz Tadros, Raymond Ibrahim.
  • Q&A

 6:00  -(TBA)

 6:30  –E N D

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