The Conference convenes on Friday evening, February 22nd, with the keynote address at 8PM, and continues on Saturday, February 23rd from 8:30AM – 5PM and again on Sunday, February 24th from 9:00AM-12:30PM.
26th ANNUAL CAMDEN CONFERENCE
THE MIDDLE EAST – WHAT NEXT? February 22-24, 2013
The provisional Program, including order of speakers and topics addressed, appears below, and is subject to change as it becomes further developed. For information on Conference Speakers, please click here.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
8 p.m. WELCOME BLAND BANWELL, President
8:10 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
What to Expect in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings?
ROBIN WRIGHT Author, analyst, and foreign correspondent. Joint Fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
8:30 a.m Opening Remarks NICHOLAS BURNS, Moderator
8:45 a.m. Two Years After the Arab Awakening—Emerging Trends
MARWAN MUASHER Vice President for Studies at Carnegie Endowment; former Ambassador of Jordan to Israel and to the United States; former Foreign Minister of Jordan.
9:15 a.m. Q. & A. PANEL with MARWAN MUASHER and ROBIN WRIGHT
9:45 a.m. Egypt and the New Islamic Politics
MARC LYNCH Associate Professor and Director, Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University
10:30 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m. Syria: What’s Next?
JOSHUA LANDIS Associate Professor and Director, Center for Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma
11:45 a.m. LUNCH BREAK
1:30 p.m. The New Middle East Cold War
GREGORY GAUSE Professor of Political Science University of Vermont. Non-Resident Senior Fellow
at the Brookings Doha Center
2:20 p.m. Israel and Iran: An Evolving Debate
SHAI FELDMAN Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University; former Head of the Jaffee
Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University
3:10 p.m. BREAK
3:45 p.m. Nuclear Issues and U.S.-Iran Relations
SEYED HOSSEIN MOUSAVIAN Research Scholar, Program
On Science and Global Security, Princeton University; former Ambassador and Spokesman for Iran’s Nuclear Program
4:30 p.m. ADJOURN for the day
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
9:00 a.m. Women and Public Space in the Arab Spring
BARBARA IBRAHIM Director, Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo, Egypt
9:50 a.m. U.S. Policies and Prospects in a Turbulent Middle East
LARRY POPE Former Ambassador to Chad, Political Advisor to General Anthony Zinni in Central Command, and Charge d’Affaires in Tripoli, Libya
10:40 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. Q. & A. — FINAL PANEL OF ALL SPEAKERS
12:30 p.m. Conference ADJOURNS