The Iranian threat, Israel’s struggle for existence and European reactions


International Conference in Wien, Austria, May 3rd/4th 2008
Camp of the University of Vienna
Conference languages: English / German
Please plan for possible checking at the entrance.
Patronage: Dr. Brigitte Bailer-Galanda, Actress Elisabeth Orth

Program:

Saturday, May 3rd 2008

19.30 Introduction and greetings
Dr. Ruth Contreras (Scholars for Peace in the Middle East)
Simone Dinah Hartmann (STOP THE BOMB)
Dr. Joanna Nittenberg (Newspaper Neue Welt)

20.00 – 22.00 Round table: The Impact of the Iranian threat: Islamism, Antisemitism and the nuclear program

Paolo Casaca (MdEP, Socialist Party, Portugal)
Dr. Patrick Clawson (Deputy Director for Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, USA)
Yossi Melman (Journalist Haaretz, Israel)
Prof. Benny Morris (Historian, Ben-Gurion University Israel)
Chair: Simone Dinah Hartmann (spokeswoman STOP THE BOMB – Coalition against the Iranian extermination program)

Sunday, May 4th 2008

10.30 – 12.15 The rule of political Islam in Iran and global jihadism

Menashe Amir (Former director of the Persian programme of “Voice of Israel”, Israel): Religious and ideological motivation in Iranian domestic and international policies

Niloofar Beyzaie (Stage director from Teheran, since 1985 in exile in Germany, women’s rights activist): Oppression of women and minorities in Iran

Florian Markl (Political analyst, Humboldt University Berlin): Global Jihadism and it’s Iranian supporters

Chair: Alex Gruber (Lecturer Institute for political science Vienna)

12.30 – 14.15 Critique of appeasement: Iran and islamic Antisemitism as a challenge for Israel and Europe

Dr. Matthias Küntzel (Political scientist, board member Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Hamburg): Is Europe failing to act?

Dr. Michael Oren (Historian, senior fellow at the Shalem Center, Jerusalem): Israel’s Worst Nightmare – The threat of the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program

Bruno Schirra (Journalist, Berlin): European Illusions about Iran and Islam

Chair: Dr. Elisabeth Pittermann (former member of the Vienna City Council)

15.15 – 17.00 Austrian-Iranian relations against the background of the National-socialist past

Hiwa Bahrami (Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan): Austria’s politics of appeasement

Dr. Stephan Grigat (Café Critique, Lecturer Institute for political science Vienna): The Austrian-Iranian friendship – Foreign Policy in post-nazism

Robert Schindel (Author, Vienna): The Austrian memory

Chair: Michaela Sivich (Journalist)

17.15 – 19.00 Round table: The need for a new antifascism

Simone Dinah Hartmann (Spokeswoman STOP THE BOMB)
Prof. Jeffrey Herf (Historian, University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
Kayvan Kabouli (Green Party of Iran, USA)
Thomas von der Osten-Sacken (Political Analyst and Director of Wadi e. V. Germany)
Chair: Dr. Stephan Grigat (Café Critique, Lecturer Institute for political science Vienna)

Inquiries: Simone Dinah Hartmann
Phone: +43 650 344 88 58
Email: info@stopthebomb.net
http://www.stopthebomb.net

One Response to The Iranian threat, Israel’s struggle for existence and European reactions

  1. Thanks for posting, we look forward to your coverage of this conference.

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