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MENA Conference: NATO Security and the Arab World



Fanack Chronicle for the Middle East and North Africa, www.fanack.com, is pleased to invite you to its MENA conference on Tuesday January 17, 2017, titled: NATO Security & the Arab World.

We are honored to announce our key note speaker for the conference: Jamie Patrick Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

The program will be as follows:

13:30  –  Welcome and registration

14:00  –  Start of conference, welcome by Herman van Campenhout, Director Fanack Foundation International, followed by Introduction of Fanack Max Christern

14:30  –  Keynote speech of Mr Jamie Shea

15:30  –  Break

15:50  –  Start Panel discussion

17:00  –  Informal meeting with drinks & finger food

The members of the panel, moderated by Max Christern, deputy managing editor at Fanack and former NRC-correspondent, will be:

  •  Jamie P. Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
  •  Anna Borshchevskaya, Ira Weiner Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia’s Policy toward the Middle East
  • Nikolaos van Dam, former Dutch Ambassador in Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Germany, Indonesia, Azerbeidzjan and Special Envoy for Syria
  • Robert Serry, until recently the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Representative to the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority.

Prior to the conference and during the informal meeting, you can see artworks of two Syrian artists: Yara Said and Rafaat Ballan. Their art is part of the project ‘Life Death and Art in Syria’, set up by Fanack Academy. This small exhibition provides a unique opportunity to showcase the perspective on the Syrian conflict through the artistic creation of two Syrian Refugees.

Fanack.com is a digital platform dedicated to providing balance and informed analysis of events in the MENA region, published in both Arabic and English. The platform was launched from the Netherlands in 2010.

You are cordially invited to join our Fanack Conference that will take place at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, located at Sophialaan 10 in The Hague. For more details and to register, please go to:  

I look forward to welcoming you on January 17th.


Dr Antonie C.A. Dake
Publisher and chief editor