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MEI – Regional Crisis and the War on ISIS: Rebuilding Stability, Defeating Terror Groups, and Challenges for U.S. Policy

April 1, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Regional Crisis and the War on ISIS: Rebuilding Stability, Defeating Terror Groups, and Challenges for U.S. Policy

Hosted by The Middle East Institute (MEI)

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The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to present an expert panel on Capitol Hill that will examine the political crises and armed conflicts in the Middle East and their impact on terrorism, refugee flows, and international security.
MEI fellows Amb. Robert S. Ford, Charles Lister, Gonul Tol, and Alex Vatanka will analyze the latest events in Syria’s civil war and in the region’s fight against jihadist insurgencies, the pursuit of political solutions, and the roles of key Arab states, as well as Turkey, and Iran.

MEI’s leading scholars will also address the implications for U.S. military engagement, foreign policy, and relations with states in the region, followed by a moderated discussion led by Paul Salem.

Detailed Directions to the Venue:

Please enter the Capitol Visitor Center from First Street, NE at East Capitol Street, by 9:00am. Proceed downstairs into Emancipation Hall and check in for entry to the House of Representatives meeting rooms. A government-issued photo ID is required for entry.  Behind the check-in desk in Emancipation Hall, proceed down the center corridor of the House meeting rooms wing, following signs for HVC-215. The room will be on the right.

Panelists:   

Amb. Robert S. Ford

Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria and Algeria; Senior Fellow, MEI; Adjunct Professor, Yale University

Charles Lister

Fellow, MEI; Author, The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency

Gonul Tol

Director, MEI Center for Turkish Studies; Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

Alex Vatanka,

Senior Fellow, MEI; Author, Iran-Pakistan: Security, Diplomacy, and American Influence

Paul Salem (Moderator)

Vice President for Policy and Research, MEI

Organizer

The Middle East Institute
Email:
information@mei.edu

Venue

United States Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC-215
East Capitol St NE & First St SE
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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