POMED Notes: Middle East Institute’s 62nd Annual Conference
|Monday, November 24,2008 16:24|
On Friday November 21st, the Middle East Institute held its 62nd annual conference entitled, “US Middle East Policy: Pathways to Renewal.” Speakers included Aitzaz Ahsan, Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and President of of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan; Steve Coll, President of the New America Foundation; Shuja Nawaz, author of Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within; Nabil Ali Alyousuf, Dubai School of Government; Aamir Rehman, Middle East Institute; Ambassador Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S.; Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone, United States Institute of Peace; Michele Dunne, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Ibrahim Helal, Al-Jazeera English; Max Rodenbeck, The Economist.
Panel topics ranged from discussions on Afghanistan and Pakistan, economic and political developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the future of U.S.-Egypt Relations, and restoring U.S. credibility in the Middle East.
For POMED’s notes on this event, click here.