Session 1: The Arab Uprisings: How Did We Get Here?
Margaret MacMillan joined Richard Haass for a conversation on the historical forces driving the current wave of popular uprisings sweeping the Middle East.
Session 2: Prospects for Democracy
Elliott Abrams and Michael Willis discussed with James M. Lindsay whether democracy was realized during the Arab uprisings of 2011.
Session 3: Monarchies
Mohamad Bazzi and Eugene Rogan joined Raghida Dergham to discuss monarchies in the Middle East and whether they are resisting change or embracing it in their own ways.
Session 4: Islam and Politics
Isobel Coleman, Ed Husain, and Michael Willis discussed with Deborah Amos the role women played in the Arab Uprising, as well as the West's role in the uprising and the impact of Islamist movements on politics.
Session 5: Regional Consequences: The Geopolitics of the Changing Middle East
Steven Cook, Marwa Daoudy, and Avi Shalim discussed with Michael Slackman the political trends in the Middle East and whether the region was more or less stable given the uprisings.
Session 6: Policy Responses for the United States and Europe
Rob Danin and Eugene Rogan discussed with Gideon Rose attempts for the United States and Europe to bring together policy and rhetoric in regards to the Arab uprisings.