September 22, 2010
Engaging the Middle East
Tufts University's ENGAGING THE MIDDLE EAST: AFTER THE CAIRO SPEECH
OCTOBER 14 –15, 2010
On June 4, 2009, President Obama delivered remarks at Cairo University entitled “A New Beginning.” The President stated that he went “to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.” Since that speech, a number of developments have taken place for example in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Pakistan, and Yemen that affect American interests. Participants in the conference are asked to expound on the challenges facing the United States in the Middle East today and to evaluate how the Obama Administration’s policy of engagement has progressed a little more than a year after his major address.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS--Leslie H. Gelb
“Is There a Workable U.S. Strategy for the Middle East? No! Then What?”
SESSION I: THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
SESSION II: NEW STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING OLD CONFLICTS: IRAN, IRAQ, AND LEBANON
SESSION III: AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN
WEBCAST KEYNOTE ADDRESS--General (Ret.) John P. Abizaid
“Strategic Directions in the Middle East”
SESSION IV: CONFLICT AND WAR TODAY
PLENARY SESSION: THE FUTURE OF U.S.
SOFT POWER IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
SESSION V: ENGAGING THE MUSLIM WORLD
Please find program details at http://farescenter.tufts.edu/events/conferences/2010OctEngagingBrochure.pdf
TO ATTEND, PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE at farescenter.tufts.edu. There is no registration fee.
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