Implications of the Arab Uprisings

Director: Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa 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 is made possible by the generous support of The Hauser Foundation.

Symposium Note: Implications of the Arab Uprisings

Symposium Sessions

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Session Five: Policy Responses for the United States and Europe

Speakers:

Robert M. 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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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 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 S. Amos, Foreign Correspondent, National Public Radio
March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 9:00-9:30 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 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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Keynote: The Arab Uprisings: How Did We Get Here?

Introductory Speaker:

Rita E. Hauser, President, The Hauser Foundation; Chair, International Peace Institute

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

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