PUSH Regional Symposium


Shared Heritage Tour
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

8:00 Departure
Pick up Jordanian Guests at Border Crossing
11:00 Belvoir:
Twelfth century Crusader Castle overlooking the Jordan River Valley.
12:00 Gesher:
The Three Bridges site encompassing a Roman Bridge, an Ottoman Bridge and a British Mandate Bridge served as the historic crossing point over the Jordan River.
13:00 Lunch
15:30 Nebi Musa: Shrine to Moses, one of the many prophets revered by all three of the Abrahamic traditions.
16:45 Wadi Kelt: The location of numerous heritage sites including the St. George Monastery, Herod’s winter palaces, and historic caves.
17:45 Return

Thursday, November 22, 2007

9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:30 Welcome by PUSH Project Managers

9:45 Session I: Cultural Heritage, Urban Life and Conservation in the Arab World
Presented by Professor Saleh Lamei, Director of the Centre for Conservation and Preservation of Islamic Architectural Heritage, Cairo
Open Experts Discussion:
Chaired by Dr. Yusuf Natsheh, Al Quds University
11:00 Short Coffee Break
11:15 Session II: The Natural Environment and Cultural Landscapes
Presented by Dr. Muna Hendieh, Department of Environmental Science,
Jordan University of Science & Technology
Open Experts Discussion
Chaired by Dr. Mohammed Waheeb, Jordan Society for Sustainable Development
12:30 Lunch Break
14:00 Welcome From PUSH Partners:
Mr. John Kjaer, Head of Delegation for the EU, West Bank and Gaza
Mr. Gianmatteo Arena,
Head of Operations for the EU, Israel
Ms. Fabienne Bessone,
Head of Sector for the EU, West Bank and Gaza
President Sari Nusseibeh,
Al Quds University
President Arnon Zuckerman,
Bezalel Academy
Dr. Hasan Dweik,
Executive Vice President, Al Quds University
Dr. Ya'arah Bar-On,
Vice President, Bezalel Academy
Mr. Munqeth Mehyar,
Vice President, JSSD

14:30 Session III: Coexisting Traditions and Cultural Itineraries
Presented by Professor Simon Goldhill, King's College, University of Cambridge
Open Experts Discussion
Chaired by Professor Michael Turner, Bezalel Academy
16:00 PUSH Pilot Sites Presentation by Project Managers
16:30 Evaluation
16:45 Closing Statements

Breakout Sessions
Friday, November 23, 2007

9:00 Project Managers Welcome
9:15 Breakout Sessions

Teams are divided in tri-lateral working groups to plan for second year activities. Symposium participants are welcome to join in the session of their choice.

Session A: Financial Managers Meeting

Objective: Budget planning for second year and beyond.

Chaired by: Amin Dawabshe (AQU)

Session B: Community Site Tours Planning Meeting

Objectives: Select tour dates and discuss tour logistics (sites, visas, meals, accommodation, travel etc.)

Chaired by: Yusuf Natsheh (AQU)

Session C: Site Manuals, Billboards, Brochures Planning Meeting

Objectives: Review manual contents, divide responsibilities, set procedures, timetable etc.

Chaired by: Khaled Nasser (JSSD)

10:45 Summaries Presented by Session Chairs

Chaired by: Professor Michael Turner (BA)

11:30 Close of Symposium