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The Way Forward in Syria: Idlib, US Policy, and the Constitutional Process
March 11, 2020
In light of the recent developments and public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Harmoon Center for Contemporary Studies, the Syrian American Council, and Arab Center Washington DC have decided to cancel the conference, “The Way Forward in Syria: Idlib, US Policy, and the Constitutional Process,” originally scheduled for March 11, until further notice. We regret having to cancel this important event; however, we feel it is imperative to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved. We remain committed to focusing on the urgent and critical events in Syria and look forward to announcing a new date for the conference as soon as we are able to do so.
Accountability in Syria: Achieving Transitional Justice in a Postconflict Society
February 05, 2020
On February, 5 2020, Arab Center Washington DC held a book talk to discuss the challenges of achieving transitional justice in Syria.Panelists included Mai El-Sadany, Legal and Judicial Director at The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, Syrian Academic and Pro-democracy Campaigner, and Radwan Ziadeh, Senior Fellow at Arab Center Washington DC. Khalil E. Jahshan moderated the discussion.
Deconstructing the Soleimani Killing: Implications for the Region and Beyond
January 16, 2020
Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) convened a panel at the National Press Club to address the US killing of Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani and focus on the implications on the domestic level in Iran, Iraq, regionally, and internationally
Lebanon’s Protests and Prospects for Change
December 10, 2019
On December 10, 2019, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) organized a panel at the National Press Club titled “Lebanon’s Protests and Prospects for Change.” The panel consisted of Imad K. Harb, Director of Research at ACW; Patricia Karam, Regional Director of the Middle East North Africa Division at the International Republican Institute; and Leslie Touma, Executive Director of the American Task Force for Lebanon. Reema Abuhamdieh, a reporter for Al Araby Television Network, served as the panel moderator.
US Policy Reversal on Israeli Settlements: The Rationale and Implications of the Trump Administration’s Proclamation
November 22, 2019
On Monday, November 18, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Trump Administration does not view Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as illegal, thus reversing longstanding US policy and contravening international law and consensus. ACW is convening a panel to analyze this announcement by the Trump Administration. Experts will address the rationale behind this move and the significance of its timing, especially in the context of the administration’s upcoming peace plan. They will examine the political and legal implications for US policy toward Palestine/Israel, the role of the international community, and the impact on the national, legal, and human rights of Palestinians.
Evangelical Christians and US Middle East Policy
November 14, 2019
On November 14, 2019, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a panel discussion at its headquarters titled “Evangelical Christians and US Middle East Policy.” The speakers were Alison Glick, Director of Development and Mobilization with Churches for Middle East Peace, James Wallis, theologian, best-selling author, and founder and editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine, and Jonathan Kuttab, ACW non-resident fellow and human rights lawyer, who also moderated the discussion.