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PROL Workshop, CUMERC, Amman, Jordan 23-24 Janyary 2009

The Palestinian Rule of Law Program (PROL) supported by Soros Foundation and Open Society Institute (OSI) Netowk is holding a workshop for their alumni at Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC), Amman, Jordan on 23-24 January 2010.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together all alumni and keep them informded of the activities of OSI.

Network Scholarship Programs Palestinian Rule of Law (PROL) Program Alumni Workshop

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24, 2010

Location: Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC)

5 Moh’d Al Sa’d Al-Batayneh Street / King Hussein Park / Amman 11814 – Jordan Tel: +962 6 5777955

Friday, January 22 Arrivals in Amman

Saturday, January 23 7:00

9:00am Breakfast at Hotel (Please get breakfast on your own. Cost is covered in your room charges that will be paid by OSI.) 9:15am Group Bus from Hotel to CUMERC

10:00am Welcoming Remarks and Workshop Event

OSI: Martha Loerke (Director, Network Scholarship Programs)

Gregor Meiering (Director, Arab Regional Office)

Joseph Glicksberg (Program Manager, PROL)

CUMERC: Nisreen Haj Ahmad (Senior Academic Manager)

10:30am How Lawyers Are Made: A Reflection on the Values, Social Pressures, and Other Factors

that Shape Our Profession

Facilitator: Marguerite Angelari – Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), Budapest

10:40am Breakout Groups

11:20am Reporting from Breakout Groups and Discussion

12:00 Light Lunch at CUMERC

1:00pm Reflections on Improving the Legal Profession in Palestine

Sunday, January 24 7:00

9:00am Breakfast at Hotel (Please get breakfast on your own. Cost is covered in your room charges that will be paid by OSI.)

9:15am Bus for Group from Hotel to CUMERC 9:30am Light Breakfast at CUMERC

10:00am The Export of American Legal Education: Its Promise and Impact

Speaker: Ron Brand, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh, Center for International Legal Education 11:00am The International Legal Fund’s New Project in Palestine: Working Towards a More Just Criminal Justice System

Presenter: Roxane Vachon, Fellow, International Legal Foundation 12:00pm Light Lunch at CUMERC 1:00pm Discussion of Themes for Future Potential Gatherings 2:15pm Closing Remarks

2:30pm Group Bus to Hotel

3:00pm Immediate Departures or Stay Evening in Hotel and Depart Monday, Jan 25.

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