While wars, terrorism, and rapidly changing economic conditions in the Middle East are in the headlines, the close links between these issues and governance challenges are increasingly relegated to the back pages. Carnegie’s Middle East program and Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law invite you to join an in-depth discussion with experts from the region and leading American scholars about these issues, including lessons learned from other regions and implications for U.S. policy.
11:00 to 11:05 a.m.
Opening Remarks William J. Burns*
11:05 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Moderator: Lisa Blaydes
12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Security Challenges and Governance: Egypt, Morocco, and Yemen
Moderator: Amr Hamzawy
2:30 to 2:45 p.m.
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Global Comparisons to the Middle East and North Africa
Moderator: Sarah Chayes
3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
* Board members of the National Endowment for Democracy.
Elliott Abrams is senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Farea Al-Muslimi is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
Lisa Blaydes is an associate professor of political science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as U.S. deputy secretary of state.
Sarah Chayes is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law and South Asia programs.
Olfa Soukri Cherif is a member of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia.
Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
Michele Dunne is a senior fellow and director of Carnegie’s Middle East Program.
Samia Errazzouki is a Reuters correspondent based in Morocco.
Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and the Mosbacher director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
Amr Hamzawy is a senior research scholar at the Middle East Initiative at Stanford University and nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Mudar Kassis is assistant professor of philosophy and cultural studies at Birzeit University and a senior researcher at the Center for Palestine Research and Studies.
Jamal Khashoggi is a journalist, columnist, and author.
Michael McFaul is a senior fellow and director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and professor of political science at Stanford University.
Nancy Okail is the executive director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.
Jake Sullivan is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Geoeconomics and Strategy Program and a Martin R. Flug visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School.
|Thursday, September 7, 2017|
|11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
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