Upcoming Events

In light of the recent public health concerns, our upcoming events will only be available via live-streaming on our website and our YouTube channel. We encourage you to subscribe to our channel on YouTube where you can watch live and recorded events as well as video commentary on current issues.


Past Events



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.








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.