Implications of the Arab Uprisings

Director: Robert M. 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 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. DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Eugene RoganFaculty Fellow and University Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, Gideon RosePeter 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. CookHasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square, Marwa DaoudyVisiting 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 ShlaimEmeritus Fellow, St. Antony's College; Former Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
Presider Michael SlackmanDeputy 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 ColemanSenior 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 HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Michael WillisDirector, Middle East Centre and H.M. King Mohammed VI Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
Presider Deborah AmosForeign 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 BazziAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Assistant Professor of Journalism, New York University, Eugene RoganFaculty Fellow and University Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
Presider Raghida DerghamColumnist 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 AbramsSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Michael WillisDirector 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. LindsaySenior 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. HauserPresident, The Hauser Foundation; Chair, International Peace Institute
Speaker Margaret MacMillanWarden, 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. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 11:00–10:30 a.m.

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