The Program in Conflict Management and Negotiation Bar-Ilan University

in cooperation with the

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Conference on "Religion and Conflict Resolution".

Tuesday May 28 Feldman Congress Center, Bar-Ilan University


10:00-11:45 Keynote Opening Panel:

Keynote: Prof. R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame
Discussant: Prof. Gerald Steinberg, Program Director, Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Jonathan Fox- Lessons on Religion and Conflict Resolution based on
Empirical Studies of Religion and Conflict, Bar-Ilan University

11:45-12:00 Coffee

12:00-1:30 Panel I: Reformulating Religion for Conflict Resolution
Chair: Prof. Moshe Rosman, Bar-Ilan University
Father Michael McGarry, Tantur Institute Jerusalem
Dr. Muhammed Hourani, Hartman Institute, Jerusalem
Dr. Noam Zohar, Bar-Ilan University
Discussant: Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

1:30-3:00 Lunch Break

3:00-4:45 Panel II: Integrating Religion with Conflict Resolution
Strategies
Chair: Dr. Yehudit Urbach, Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Johnston McMaster, Irish School of Ecumenics
Dr. Ben Mollov, Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Yehudit Ronen, Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University
Discussant: Yair Sheleg, Journalist

4:45-5:00 Coffee

5:00-6:30 Panel III: Can Religion Succeed Where Politics have Failed?
Chair: Dr. Maurice Roumani, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Prof. Mithkal Natour, Islamic College in Baqa-al-Gharbiya
Archbishop Boutros Mu'alim
Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Discussant: Prof. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame

6:30-7:00 Summation Session and Address:
Chair: Prof. Stuart Cohen, Bar-Ilan University
H.E. Sherard Cowper-Coles, British Ambassador to Israel