Annexation Update: Internal Israeli Dynamics
July 29, 2020
Join us to discuss the internal Israeli dynamics of annexation with Dr. Honaida Ghanem, Palestinian sociologist and anthropologist, and General Director of The Palestinian Forum of Israeli Studies (MADAR).
US Policy toward Syria after the Caesar Act
July 22, 2020
This webinar focuses on the substance and ramifications of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, which was passed by both chambers of the US Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2019. It went into effect on June 17, 2020. The discussion will provide details on the sanctions mandated by the act, an update on the implementation and targets of these sanctions, and the ensuing political and regional dynamics, including Russia's reaction. The speakers will also address the next steps for the United States following the July 9, 2020 condemnation of Syria's air force by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Israeli Annexation and Beyond: Assessing Palestinian Options
July 15, 2020
Join us for a keynote conversation with with Dr. Saeb Erekat regarding the planned Israeli annexation of Palestinian land.
Climate Change, Conflict, and Water Politics in the Arab World
July 08, 2020
Experts participating in this webinar will discuss the current state of climate change and its multilayered impact on the Middle East. They will give special attention to environmental and hydro-politics, water crises, human security, the relationship between climate change and conflict, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and renewable and alternative energy efforts in the region.
The Way Forward in Libya: Assessing Regional and International Initiatives
June 25, 2020
On June 25, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a virtual briefing titled “The Way Forward in Libya: Assessing Regional and International Initiatives.” Subject matter experts with extensive diplomatic experience were Stephanie Williams, Acting Special United Nations Representative in Libya; Tarek Mitri, former Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya; and Jonathan Winer, former Special US Envoy for Libya. ACW Executive Director Khalil E. Jahshan introduced the speakers and moderated the event.
Political and Economic Competition in the Eastern Mediterranean
June 19, 2020
On June 19, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted James M. Dorsey for a virtual discussion titled “Political and Economic Competition in the Eastern Mediterranean.” Dorsey is a scholar and award-winning journalist who covers the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. ACW Executive Director Khalil E. Jahshan introduced the speaker and moderated the discussion.
The Threat of Israeli Annexation: Regional and International Implications
June 03, 2020
On June 3, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) held a virtual event in cooperation with the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) titled “The Threat of Israeli Annexation: Regional and International Implications.” Participant panelists included Rashid Khalidi, President of IPS-USA and Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University; Nasser Al-Kidwa, former Palestinian Representative to the United Nations; Raef Zreik, Associate Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University; Noura Erakat, a human rights attorney and Assistant Professor at Rutgers University; Leila Farsakh, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Massachusetts Boston; and Khalil E. Jahshan, ACW Executive Director. Tamara Kharroub, ACW Assistant Executive Director and Senior Fellow, moderated the event.