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    Religion and Diplomacy

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in international diplomacy and U.S. foreign policy. Jerry White from the State Department and White House Special Envoy Arsalan Suleman…

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    Israel-Palestine Peace Process

    Three former U.S. ambassadors to the Middle East region talked about the status of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Arthur Hughes, the former U.S. deputy chief of mission in…

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    Egypt's Relationship with International Community

    Panelists talked about Egypt’s relationship with the international community. They spoke about the existential threats to the country, whether or not the U.S. should continue…

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    Reconciliation for Egypt

    Representatives from different Egyptian political parties talked about how they can work together towards a national reconciliation to create a democratic Egypt government. The panel…

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    Securing Egypt's Future

    Egyptian and U.S. analysts talked about Egypt’s political parties and those parties' participation in a future democratic Egyptian government. The event began with an…

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    Meeting Needs of the Egyptian People

    Representatives from human rights groups talked about their first-hand knowledge of the current situation in Egyptian communities and what can be done to improve the basic needs and…

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    Egyptian Politics

    Ambassador Raouf Adly Saad, who served as special envoy to Africa for interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour, offered an insider’s look at the situation in Egypt and the prospects…

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    Egypt's Political Future

    Mona Makram-Ebeid, who resigned from Egypt’s Shura Council in June to support the opposition movement, talked about her country’s political future after the removal of President…

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    Palestinian Authority Finances

    Panelists talked about the Palestinian Authority’s financial problems in response to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank report on the crisis. The writers of the…

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    Middle East Politics

    Historian Walid Khalidi discussed recent developments in Middle Eastern politics in the context of the history of the region. While discussing the relationship between Palestine,…

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    Oil Production in Iraq

    Panelists talked about oil production and distribution in Iraq, as well as challenges facing the industry in post-war Iraq. Iraq’s crude oil production had been recovering,…

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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Former State Department and United Nations officials talked about Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S.-Iran relationship, Israel, and recent U.S. sanctions agains Iran’s energy,…

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    Turkey and the Middle East, Panel 3

    Panelists talked about Turkey’s relations with countries in the Middle East, focusing on relations with Iraq, Israel, Syria and Iran. They responded to questions from the…

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    Turkey and the Middle East, Panel 1

    The first of three panels, panelists included Yal Akdo, member of Parliament, Rusen Cakir, correspondent for the Daily Vatan, Michael Gunter, professor at Tennessee Technological…

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    U.S.-Turkey Relations

    Diplomats spoke about relations between the U.S. and Turkey. They also talked about Turkey’s relationship with the European Union and efforts by Turkey to join the…

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    Ambassador Namik Tan Remarks

    Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Tan spoke about the “robust and resilient” relations with the U.S. and discussed the transformation of the region during the uprisings in the…

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    Turkey and the Middle East

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) spoke about relations between Turkey and the U.S., political unrest and violence in Syria, and security concerns in the Middle East. He said he was…

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    U.S.-Iraq Relations

    Panelists spoke about U.S.-Iraq relations following the formal withdrawal of U.S. troops, focusing on both the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition of the U.S.-Iraqi…

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    Humanitarian Aid to Libya

    U.S. Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz gave an update on humanitarian conditions in Libya. He also answered questions from the audience.

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    Implications of a Syria Revolt

    Panelists discussed ongoing violence and political unrest in Syria, as well as options for a possible resolution. Topics included U.S. sanctions against the country’s largest…

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