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The Arab Spring Tomorrow: Its Roads and Its Tolls



Date: Wednesday, June 20,11:30 - 13:00
Location: Schwartz Hall

What is the significance of these changes shaking the Arab world? What will characterize the new Middle East? What are the lessons to be learned from these changes for Israel, do they pose a threat to existing peace agreements, and will it still be possible to advance peace processes in the future?

 

Moderator:

 

Ms. Smadar Perry, IsraelMiddle East Senior Editor, Yediot Ahronot daily, Israel.

 

Participants:

 

Mr. Mustafa AkyolTurkeyColumnist, Hurriyet Daily News; political commentator. Author: Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case For Liberty (2011).

 

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Dagan, Israel - Chairman, Gulliver Energy; Director, Israel Ports Authority; former Director, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations (Mossad); former Officer, Israeli Defense Forces. Recipient: Medal of Courage. 

 

Mr. Sherif El Diwany, Egypt: Independent Strategy Advisor on Arab Affairs; Senior Director, Middle East and North Africa, World Economic Forum.

 

Mr. Salameh NemattJordanJournalist; Communications Strategist; Founder of Pillar Seven.

 

Ambassador Dennis Ross, USA: Counselor, former Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy;  former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama; former Senior Director, Central Region, National Security Council; former Special Advisor for Iran, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; former Special Middle East Coordinator (Clinton Administration); former Director of Policy Planning, State Department (Bush Administration); Co Chairman, The Jewish People Policy Institute. Author: Statecraft, And How to Restore America's Standing in the World (2007), The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace (2004). Co-author: Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East (2009).  

 

The panel will be simultaneously translated into Hebrew and English.






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