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,
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
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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