Upcoming POMED Event – Looking Forward in Yemen: Challenges, Opportunities, & the International Community’s Role
The Project on Middle East Democracy and the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East present:
Looking Forward in Yemen: Challenges, Opportunities, & the International Community’s Role
Thursday, October 25, 2012
10:00 am – 11:30 am
More than a year and a half after the start of the nation’s revolution, Yemen is poised to start the National Dialogue process in mid-November – a critical step in the country’s transition. With this in mind, a wide array of international actors have stepped in to aid the nation on political, economic, and humanitarian levels in order to ensure its success, yet many serious concerns and difficulties remain.
What expectations exist, both internationally and domestically, for the National Dialogue, and how should outside actors support the nation’s reconciliation process? What challenges – political, economic, security and social – does Yemen still face, and what role can the international community play in overcoming these obstacles to stability? How has money pledged by the U.S and other countries through the Friends of Yemen affected the transition and the prospects for genuine change in Yemen?
Please join us for a discussion of these issues with:
Co-founder, SupportYemen Campaign
Former New York Times Reporter in Yemen
Co-founder, Watan Party
Advisory Committee Member, Arab Thought Foundation
Moderator: Stephen McInerney
Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy
Click here to RSVP for the event.
We’ll also be live-tweeting from the event, so follow the conversation at #POMEDyem. If you’d like us to ask one of your questions, we’ll try to include a few from our virtual audience.