Implications of the Arab Uprisings

Director: Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies
March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012

The Council on Foreign Relations and St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, held a day-long, multisession symposium discussing the implications of the Arab uprisings. The symposium, held in CFR's New York office, brought together leading experts and officials to discuss the political transitions across the Middle East, the regional consequences of the changes, and possible policy responses for the United States and Europe.

This symposium was made possible by the generous support of The Hauser Foundation.

Summary Report: Implications of the Arab Uprisings

Symposium Sessions

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Keynote: The Arab Uprisings: How Did We Get Here?

Speaker Margaret MacMillan

Warden, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford; Professor of History, University of Toronto; Author, Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations


Introductory Speaker Rita E. Hauser

President, The Hauser Foundation; Chair, International Peace Institute

March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 11:00–10:30 a.m.

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Session One: Prospects for Democracy

Speakers Elliott Abrams

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

, Michael Willis

Director of Middle East Centre and H.M. King Mohammed VI Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford


Presider James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 10:00–10:30 a.m.

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Session Two: Monarchies

Speakers Mohamad Bazzi

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Assistant Professor of Journalism, New York University

, Eugene Rogan

Faculty Fellow and University Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford


Presider Raghida Dergham

Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Al-Hayat; Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute

March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 9:45–10:00 a.m.

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Session Three: Islam and Politics

Speakers Isobel Coleman

Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East

, Ed Husain

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

, Michael Willis

Director, Middle East Centre and H.M. King Mohammed VI Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford


Presider Deborah Amos

Foreign Correspondent, National Public Radio

March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 9:00–9:30 a.m.

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Session Four: Regional Consequences: The Geopolitics of the Changing Middle East

Speakers Steven A. Cook

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square

, Marwa Daoudy

Visiting Lecturer in International Affairs and Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (Currently on leave as Fellow at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford)

, Avi Shlaim

Emeritus Fellow, St. Antony's College; Former Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford


Presider Michael Slackman

Deputy Foreign Editor and Former Cairo Bureau Chief, New York Times

March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 8:45–9:00 a.m.

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Session Five: Policy Responses for the United States and Europe

Speakers Robert Danin

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

, Eugene Rogan

Faculty Fellow and University Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

, Gideon Rose

Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs

March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 8:30–8:45 a.m.

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