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Agenda With Presenters

Symposium on Post-Conflict Property Restitution
Hosted by the United States Department of State
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration;
September 6-7, 2007

System Planning Corporation
1000 Wilson Boulevard, 30th Floor
Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia 22209

Each session will consist of one 20-minute topical presentation followed by one 15-minute response from the panel, and a 35-minute question and answer period.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

8:30 Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 Opening Remarks 

Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migrtion (PRM)

Ambassador John Herbst, S/CRS U.S. Department of State
Lee Schwartz, Office Director INR/GGI

Day One Symposium Moderator Nancy Iris, U.S. Department of State

Day Two Symposium Moderator Greg Garramone, U.S. Department of State

9:20 Session One: Property Restitution in Bosnia

Presenter: Madeline Garlick, UNHCR Brussels
Respondent: Rhodri Williams, Brookings Institute

10:30 Break

10:45 Session Two: Property Restitution in Kosovo

Presenter: Knut Rosandhaug, H PD
Respondent: Jose Arraiza, OSCE

12:00 Luncheon Keynote Address

Norbert Wuehler, IOM

1:30 Session Three: Property Restitution in Afghanistan

Presenter: Hayatullah Rahmatzai, UNHCR
Respondent: Conor Foley, Consultant on HA

2:40 Break

2:55 Session Four: Property Restitution in Iraq

Presenter: Peter van der Auweraert, IOM 
Respondent: Monica Hakimi, Yeshiva University – Cardozo School of Law

4:05 Wrap-Up: Nancy Iris

4:25 Adjournment

Friday, September 7, 2007

8:15 Registration and continental breakfast

8:45 Session Five: Property Restitution in Liberia

Presenter: Alfred Brownell, Liberia Governance Reform Commission 
Respondent: Dr. Jon Unruh, McGill University

9:45 Break

10:00 Session Six: Enforcement and Secondary Occupation

Presenter: Conor Foley, Consultant on HA
Respondent: Ambassador Lawrence Butler

11:10 Session Seven: Commission v. Court Adjudication

Presenter: Rhodri Williams, Brookings Institute 
Respondent: Madeline Garlick, UNHCR

12:20 Session Eight: Domestic versus International Oversight/Roles

Presenter: Udo Janz, UNHCR
Respondent: Charles Ehrlich, OSCE

1:30 Working Lunch

No speaker scheduled

3:00 Session Nine: Return of Residential v. Commercial Property

Presenter: Knut Rosandhaug, HPD (confirmed)
Respondent: Norbert Wuehler, IOM (confirmed)

4:10 Wrap-Up: Nancy Iris

4:30 Adjournment

All comments are off-the-record and not for attribution

The views expressed in the conferences are solely those of the individuals and are not necessarily the views of the Department of State


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