201Jun 28, 2013
U.S.Military Assistance to the Syrian Opposition
Two Middle East scholars assessed the Obama administration’s decision to provide military assistance to the Syrian rebels. Marc Lynch said that the U.S. could not stop the civil war while ...
230Nov 9, 2012
Political Unrest in Syria and Egypt
Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in Syria and challenges in Egypt after the revolution. This was part of a national security ...
355Apr 1, 2012
Marc Lynch on the Syria and the Middle East
Marc Lynch talked about the uprisings in Syria. Topics included the international response, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to Saudi Arabia, and the 60-nation gathering of the ...
1,234Feb 21, 2012
Future of Syria
Scholars discussed the origins of the conflict in Syria and the situation on the ground. They said the U.S. and the international community had no good options in Syria, where the government ...
966Jul 8, 2010
Impact of New Media on Political Conflict
Representatives from the government and academia talked about an Institute of Peace report on the role social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube play in motivating political action in ...
290Jul 8, 2010
Citizen Journalism and Political Conflicts
International bloggers talked about citizen journalism as an effective tool for change during political conflicts. They talked about the advantages and disadvantages of using social media, ...
66Sep 30, 2008
Future Public Diplomacy Agendas
Participants spoke about diplomatic challenges facing the next presidential administration and the need to strengthen communications with other countries. Among the topics they addressed were ...
22Mar 4, 2005
Influence of Arab Media
The second panel of conference on “The Power and Influence of Arab Media” addressed the question of “Is Arab Media a Force for Reform, the Status Quo, or Extremism?” The ...