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The Kushner Plan and the Bahrain Economic Workshop: An Official Palestinian Perspective
June 18, 2019
On June 18, 2019 Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) held an event titled “The Kushner Plan and the Bahrain Economic Workshop: An Official Palestinian Perspective,” at the National Press Club with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, who is a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, a Palestinian legislator, human rights activist, and scholar.
The Future of Libya: Between Internal Rivalry, Regional Influence, and US Policy
May 16, 2019
Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a panel discussion at the National Press Club titled “The Future of Libya: Between Internal Rivalry, Regional Influence, and US Policy.” The speakers were Karim Mezran, Director and Resident Senior Fellow, North Africa Initiative of the Atlantic Council; Najla El Mangoush, Graduate Lecturer at George Mason University and Adjunct Faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College; Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Non-resident Senior Fellow at ACW and Baker Institute Fellow for the Middle East, Rice University; and Federica Saini Fasanotti (via video-conference), Non-resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Senior Associate Research Fellow, Italian Institute for International Political Studies. ACW Executive Director Khalil Jahshan served as moderator.
Unpacking Netanyahu’s Reelection: Future Implications
April 17, 2019
On April 17, 2019, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a panel of experts at the National Press Club for an event titled “Unpacking Netanyahu’s Reelection: Future Implications.” The speakers were Peter Beinart, Professor of Journalism and Political Science, City University of New York; Phyllis Bennis,Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies; Nadia Hijab, Co-Founder and Board President, Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network; Mouin Rabbani, Co-Editor, Jadaliyya; and Amir Tibon, Washington Correspondent, Haaretz Newspaper. ACW Executive DirectorKhalil E. Jahshan moderated the discussion.
Algeria’s Protests and the Prospects for Change
April 04, 2019
On April 4, 2019, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a panel discussion at the National Press Club titled “Algeria’s Protests and the Prospects for Change.It featured four experts on Algeria: Marina Ottaway, Middle East fellow at the Wilson Center; Geoff D. Porter, founder and president of North Africa Risk Consulting; Hugh Roberts, Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History at Tufts University; and Sarah Yerkes, a fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. ACW Executive Director Khalil Jahshan offered introductory remarks, and ACW Assistant Executive Director and Senior Fellow Tamara Kharroub moderated the session.
ACW Hosts Author Ben White for a Roundtable Discussion
March 29, 2019
On March 29, 2019, Arab Center Washington DC hosted author and journalist Ben White for a discussion titled, “Palestinian Rights and Israeli Policies: Shifts in International Opinion.” White’s work has been published in The Guardian, The Independent, Newsweek Middle East, and many other publications. He is also a frequent guest expert on Al Jazeera and a contributor for Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. White is the author of Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide (Pluto, 2014) and, most recently, Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel (Pluto, 2018).
The Future of US-Saudi Relations: A Diplomatic Perspective
February 21, 2019
Arab Center Washington DC Executive Director Khalil E. Jahshan moderated a wide-ranging conversation with Robert W. Jordan, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2001 to 2003 about the current state of the relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Israeli Elections 2019: Domestic, Regional, and International Implications
February 06, 2019
Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a panel discussion on February 6, 2019 at the National Press Club titled “Israeli Elections 2019: Domestic, Regional, and International Implications.” The speakers were Yousef Munayyer, a nonresident fellow at ACW and executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights; Debra Shushan, director of policy and government relations at Americans for Peace Now; and Raef Zreik, academic co-director of the Minerva Humanities Center at Tel Aviv University and a visiting professor at Georgetown University’s Law School. Khalil Jahshan, ACW’s executive director, moderated the panel.
Inside the Arab State: A Conversation with Mehran Kamrava
December 06, 2018
Arab Center Washington DC hosted Dr. Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University–Qatar, to discuss his latest book Inside the Arab State (Oxford University Press, 2018). ACW Executive Director Khalil Jahshan introduced the author, saying that the book is one of the most authoritative explanations of what is happening in Arab states today since the Arab Spring of 2011.