Town Hall: Middle East Update

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Panelists

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Isobel Coleman

Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Robert M. Danin

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

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presiders

President, Council on Foreign Relations

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