international webinar on Palestine & Kashmir_The destruction of indigenous cultural heritage
The webinar took place on 10 September 2020
at 12pm GMT (1pm UK) with the following think tanks...
This webinar was organised by Middle East Monitor, in associated with the Centre for Middle East and Africa (CMEA) of the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI). The CMEA provides research, analysis, policy input and dialogue on issues related to the Middle East and Africa. It envisions cooperation with these regions in accord with Pakistan’s foreign policy. It also fosters closer ties with the Muslim countries in the Middle East and identifies areas of mutual interest between Pakistan and Africa in keeping with Pakistan’s Engage Africa policy.
Masood Khan., President of Azad Kashmir
Masood Khan is a Pakistani diplomat who serves as the 27th President of Azad Kashmir. Masood Khan joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1980 and went on to serve in various diplomatic positions, including serving as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Pakistan’s Ambassador to China.
Dr Salman Abu Sitta., Palestinian historian and Founder, Palestinian Land Society (UK)
Palestinian researcher Dr Salman Abu Sitta is best known for his ground-breaking project mapping historic Palestine and developing a practical plan for implementing the right of return of Palestinian refugees. Abu Sitta has spent 40 years digging for any detail of information about or related to Palestine before, during and after the Nakba (the destruction of Palestine). He is regarded as perhaps ‘the world’s foremost expert on the Nakba’.
Dr Mahmoud Hawari., Former Director-General, The Palestinian Museum (Palestine)
Dr Mahmoud Hawari is currently teaching at Bethlehem University in Palestine, and he is a former Director General of the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit. He was Lead Curator at the British Museum in London, and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford. He obtained his MA and PhD degrees in Archaeology from the University of London. He taught archaeology at Birzeit, al-Quds and Oxford universities. He worked on numerous international projects, including the assessment of sites nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Kevin Chamberlain CMG
Former Deputy Legal Adviser Foreign & Commonwealth Office (UK)Kevin Chamberlain CMG is a former Deputy Legal Adviser for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. During his time as a consultant at the Adam Smith Institute he provided the Palestinian Authority with briefing papers on legal issues, including the status of Jerusalem. Chamberlain authored “War and Cultural Heritage”, an article-by-article commentary on the 1954 Hague Convention and its Two Protocols.
Wife of detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman (Kashmir)
Mushaal Mullick is the wife of detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. She is a staunch advocate for the peaceful settlement of the Kashmir conflict. She is also a human rights activist, a freedom fighter, and craft revivalist who has been struggling to promote and conserve Kashmir’s cultural heritage.
Dr Khurram Iqbal
Assistant Professor, National Defense University (Pakistan)
Dr Khuram Iqbal is an Assistant professor at the National Defense University (NDU) Islamabad. His areas of focus include Peace and Conflict Studies, Strategic Studies and Counter-Terrorism. Dr Iqbal has a PhD in International Security Studies from Macquarie University (Australia). He has worked with research centres and universities in Pakistan, Singapore and Australia.
Dr Salma Malik
Assistant Professor Quaid-I-Azam University (Pakistan)
Dr Salma Malik is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies (DSS), Quaid-I-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, Pakistan. She specialises in the areas of Conflict and Security Studies, and South Asian Affairs. She is an alumnus of the Uppsala University, Sweden, the Asia Pacific Center for Strategic Studies APCSS, Hawaii and Visiting Research Fellow, Sandia National Labs, New Mexico, USA.
Hmm middleeastmonitor.com MEMO??
well watch it,,,,,I guess it is Naya Pakistan Initiative in the same lines as that of MEMERI
It is same everywhere .. All over Islamic Poltics or Political Islam..