Democratization in the Middle East? Implications of the Arab Spring

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Democratization in the Middle East?

Implications of the Arab Spring

Wednesday, March 16
1:00-4:00 PM

National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington D.C., 20045

1:00 PM: The Middle East in Transformation

Panelists:         Michele Dunne
                          Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

                          Reuel Marc Gerecht
                          Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Moderator:      Robert Kagan
                          Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
                          Director, Foreign Policy Initiative

Panel Two:  Implications for U.S. Policy

Panelists:         Elliott Abrams
                          Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

                          Aaron David Miller
                          Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Moderator:      William Kristol
                          Editor, The Weekly Standard
                          Director, Foreign Policy Initiative


In recent months, the world has witnessed the beginning of a dramatic revolution in the Middle East. What began as a 26-year old Tunisian market vendor lighting himself on fire has triggered widespread popular uprisings that have already overthrown two dictatorships. Many of America’s authoritarian allies now fear for their regime’s security. This event will analyze the aftermath of the downfalls of Ben Ali and Mubarak, and assess the prospects for democratization in the region. Leading experts will also examine the Obama administration’s response to these events, and debate what America’s role in this crisis should be moving forward.

 


About the Foreign Policy Initiative

FPI is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. FPI seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America's global economic competitiveness. The organization was founded in 2009 and is led by Executive Director Jamie Fly. FPI’s Board of Directors consists of Eric Edelman, Robert Kagan, William Kristol, and Dan Senor. Visit our website at www.foreignpolicyi.org for more information.

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The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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