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Civil Wars: The Future of the Middle East and Implications for Global Security, Featuring Ross Harrison

Sep 17, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us as we welcome distinguished speaker Ross Harrison on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the Omni William Penn in the Lawrence Welk Room.

Professor Ross Harrison will provide a sober assessment of the current state of affairs in the Middle East, how U.S. interests are affected by this, and what this means for the future.

The civil wars in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Libya have had devastating effects on the populations in these countries, and they have drawn in most of the regional and international powers into a destructive conflict trap. This is reshaping the Middle East in ways that will have profound consequences for the region as well as for the United States and other international powers. Building on his recently released book, Escaping the Conflict Trap: Toward Ending Civil Wars in the Middle East (co-edited with Paul Salem), Ross Harrison unpacks the complexities of these civil wars and what they mean for the region and for us.

Ross Harrison is a senior resident fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C. and is on the faculties of Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches strategy and Middle East politics.

Registration & check-in will begin at 11:30 am, and speaker remarks and lunch will begin at 12:00 pm.

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