WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) -
|What:||A panel on U.S. policy in the Middle East and the Arab-Israel conflict. Lunch provided.|
|Who:||Aaron David Miller, Daniel Pipes, Jonathan Tobin and Elan Journo|
|Where:||National Press Club|
|529 14th Street|
|Washington, DC 20045|
|When:||Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Noon|
About: Twenty years ago, the American-led "peace process" ignited fervent hopes of Middle East peace. But that policy collapsed. Peace remains elusive. Why? Now, amid the rise of Islamists, the upheaval in Egypt, the Syrian civil war, and an imminently nuclear-capable Iran, what might it take to achieve peace? Following the so-called Arab Spring, how should we view the Israel-Palestinian conflict? What should America's policy be toward the region and Israel in particular? Join the panel for a discussion of these and related questions.
Aaron David Miller, Vice president for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. For two decades he served in the Department of State as an analyst, negotiator and adviser on Middle Eastern issues to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State. Between 2003 and 2006, he also served as president of Seeds of Peace, an internationally recognized program in conflict resolution and coexistence for young people from regions of conflict. He has written four books, including his most recent, The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace.
Daniel Pipes, President, Middle East Forum. His bi-weekly column appears regularly in the National Review and in newspapers around the globe, including the Jerusalem Post (Israel), La Razón (Spain), Liberal (Italy), National Post (Canada), and the Australian. Mr. Pipes has written twelve books dealing with Middle East issues. He sits on five editorial boards, has testified before many congressional committees, and worked on five presidential campaigns. He has also been recognized as one of Harvard University's 100 most influential living graduates and is listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World.
Jonathan S. Tobin, Senior online editor, Commentary magazine. From January 2009 to April 2011, Mr. Tobin was executive editor of the magazine. Prior to coming to Commentary, he was editor in chief of the Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia and the Connecticut Jewish Ledger. His writing has appeared in the New York Post, Jerusalem Post, Weekly Standard, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today and many other publications. Over the course of his career, he has won more than 50 journalism awards for commentary, editorial writing, and arts criticism.
Elan Journo, Fellow and director of Policy Research, Ayn Rand Institute. His book, Winning the Unwinnable War: America's Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism, analyzes post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy from the perspective of Rand's philosophy. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Journal of International Security Affairs, and the Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, and in popular media outlets.
Moderator: Thomas A. Bowden, Analyst, Ayn Rand Institute. An attorney with extensive litigation and appellate experience, Mr. Bowden taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law for six years. He is the author of The Enemies of Christopher Columbus, which challenges multiculturalist myths surrounding the discovery and settlement of America, and a contributing author to The Abolition of Antitrust. He holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.
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