POMED Notes: “Rediscovering Multilateralism: Toward a Cooperative Approach to Middle East Reform”
On Friday, the Project on Middle East Democracy, along with the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, hosted a roundtable to discuss the findings of POMED’s recent policy workshop. The workshop, the second in a two-part series, took place over the previous two days and brought together fifteen leaders from the United States, Europe and the Middle East to explore existing multilateral frameworks designed to promote Middle East reform, including G8-BMENA, the European Neighborhood Policy and the Middle East Partnership Initiative. The roundtable featured Hanane Zelouani Idrissi, assistant program officer with the Middle East and North Africa team at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC, Audra Grant, a political scientist at the RAND Corporation specializing in Middle East politics and Almut Möller, an Associate Fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policies (AIES). The discussion was moderated by Andrew Albertson, executive director of POMED.