MEPC-New Approaches to Israel-Palestine Peace Efforts: Can Regional Powers Make a Difference?

This event is hosted by the Middle East Policy Council.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017; 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Ave. NE
Room 485
Washington, D.C. 20002

Please join MEPC for our 88th Capitol Hill Conference on Wednesday, April 26 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Our panelists will discuss whether there are new opportunities to work with regional powers to realize a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.


Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

Chairman, Projects International Inc.
Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense
Former President, Middle East Policy Council

Hady Amr

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institute
Former Deputy Special Envoy, Israeli-Palestinian Relations, U.S. Department of State
Former Deputy Assistant Administrator, Middle East, USAID

Ian Lustick

Professor, Bess W. Heyman chair, University of Pennsylvania
Former President, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association
Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Riad Khawaji

Founder and CEO, INEGMA
Middle East Bureau Chief,
Defense News
Middle East Correspondent, Jane’s Defense Weekly


Richard J. Schmierer

Chairman, Board of Directors, Middle East Policy Council
Former Ambassador, Sultanate of Oman



Thomas R. Mattair

Executive Director, Middle East Policy Council