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Our Opening Weekend of the Tunis Exchange, featuring Crisis Group staff

Our opening weekend of the Summer Arabic & Politics Exchange June 14-July 12 in Tunis is taking shape! Our guests leading the presentations and discussions from the International Crisis Group are currently (more to come!):

Rob Malley, Director, MENA Program
Rob Blecher, Director, Israel-Palestine Project
Yasser El-Shimy, Analyst, Egypt
Ali Vaez, Analyst, Iran
April Alley, Senior Analyst, Yemen
Claudia Gazzini, Senior Analyst, Libya
Michael Ayari, Senior Analyst, Tunisia
Maria Fantappie, Analyst, Iraq
Azmi Keshawi, Researcher, Gaza
Noah Bonsey, Analyst, Syria
Mongi Abdelnabi, Analyst, Tunsia
Joost Hiltermann, COO, ICG

As a (very) preliminary idea of our program:

Saturday, June 15
-Opening Plenary: The “Arab Spring” Two Years On
-Session: North Africa
-Session: Israel/Palestine

-Session: Syria/Lebanon
-Session: Egypt

Sunday, June 16
-Session: Iran
-Session: Instability in the Gulf
-Session: The Politics of Reform in Jordan and Yemen

-Session: US policy towards the Middle East
-Professional/Career Development Q&A
-Closing Plenary

For more information visit:

For an application/conference registration, email


Written by nickbiddlenoe

April 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm

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