Camden Conference: The Middle East – What Next?

Posted Jan. 09, 2013, at 2:43 p.m.

February 22nd-February 24th


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



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


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

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