Friday December 11, 2015
6 PM to 7:30 PM
Marvin Center, Room # 403
George Washington University
800 21st St NW,
Washington, DC 20052
Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID)
The Atlantic Council
Instability in the Middle East (ME) is a major growing issue and concern for the region and the world. Escalation of civil war in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen and the increasing violence jeopardizes the economy, security and the state regular functions in the region and further escalates the flow of immigrants into West Asia and Europe. The severe agitation in the region caused the future state of the ME to become uncertain and it is hard to predict what will happen in the future. In this panel, the experts talk about origins of instability in the ME and discuss how we can resolve the issue, or at least reduce the problem and its catastrophic consequences.
Radwan A. Masmoudi is President of the Center of the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), a Washington-based non-profit dedicated to promoting freedom, democracy, and good governance in the Arab and Muslim world, as well as improving relations between the US and the Muslim world. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Center's quarterly publication, Muslim Democrat. Since 1998, Radwan and CSID have organized events, workshops, and major international conferences in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan, Sudan, Nigeria, the Philippines, Germany, South Africa, Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, and Tunisia.
is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Washington Correspondent for
, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. The author of Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US and the Twisted Path to Confrontation (2007), she is a regular commentator on US foreign policy and Iran on NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN.
Nazila Fathi is an Iranian-Canadian author and former Teheran correspondent for the New York Times. She also reported on Iran for both Time and Agence France-Presse. In her book The Lonely War she interweaves her personal history with that of Iran, from the 1979 Revolution until, when continuing to report from Iran became life threatening in 2009, she was forced into exile.