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Camden Conference: The Middle East – What Next?

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February 22nd-February 24th
2/22
Opening night 7pm
$142 full conference; $42 student conference

Friday Opening Night: 26th Annual Camden Conference
Streamed LIVE to The Grand

7:00 PM Reception and talk from The Grand stage by Anne Sigmund – an introduction to the conference.

8:00 PM Live Stream from Camden
Welcome and Dedication
Bland Banwell, President, Camden Conference

Keynote Address – Robin Wright
Journalist, Foreign Policy Analyst, Author of three recent books on the Arab Awakening, Political Islam, and Iran.

Saturday, 2/23, 8:30am-4:30pm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

8:30AM-4:30PM
Marwan Muasher, Broad aspects of the Arab Awakening
Former Jordanian Ambassador to Israel and the U.S.; Deputy Prime Minister; Forthcoming book on the Arab Awakening
Marc Lynch, Egypt and Political Islam
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs—George Washington University Director of Institute for Middle East Studies
Joshua Landis, Syria and Regional Spillover/Conflicts
Director, Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at University of Oklahoma
Q & A

Greg Gause, Saudi Arabia, Sunni/Shia Issues, and Regional Geo-Strategic Clashes
Professor and Chairman of Political Science Department, University of Vermont
Shai Feldman, Israel’s Situation amid Regional Change and Conflict, especially with Iran
Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
Hosein Mousavian, Iran and Related Issues
Former Editor, Iranian Ambassador, and Spokesman for the Iranian Team working on Nuclear
Issues. Now at Princeton University
Q & A

Sunday, 2/24
9:00AM-12:30PM

Barbara Ibrahim, The Human Face of the Arab Awakening, especially Women’s Role
Professor of Sociology & Director, Center for Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo
Ryan Crocker, U.S. Policies, Perspectives, and Prospects in the New Middle East
Distinguished U.S. Foreign Service Officer; Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, etc.
Q & A. – Final Panel of all Speakers
MODERATOR – Nicholas Burns, Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs as well as U.S. Ambassador to NATO and to Greece, Counsel General in Jerusalem, and State Department Spokesman. Now, Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Kennedy School, Harvard University.

FMI: 207-667-9500