Global Focus Webcast | Aug 20 | Rami Khouri – Crises in the Middle East

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The Tennessee World Affairs Council

presents our

Global Focus Webcast

Crises in the Middle East: Talking with Rami Khouri

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Join us for a one-hour interactive Webinar

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

9 am CDT / 10 am EDT / 5 pm Beirut

Rami Khouri


Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and an internationally recognized syndicated columnist at the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper. [more bio data and links to recent articles]

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Seats limited – RSVP to for registration access link

Invited audience/partners:

  • Tennessee World Affairs Council members/friends
  • American University of Beirut Students/Faculty
  • Belmont University Students/Faculty
  • Bethel University Students/Faculty
  • Vanderbilt University Students/Faculty
  • University of Tennessee Students/Faculty
  • World Affairs Councils of America network
  • Peoria Area World Affairs Council
  • Columbus World Affairs Council

Topic: Seeking Context to Understand The Middle East in Crisis

Two Cases:
1 – Iraq/Syria/ISIS/Iran — How did we get here and what are the intersections of regional interests and American foreign policy?
2 – Israel/Palestine — What are viable paths for the combatants to climb back down and what are the competing agendas of the parties – Hamas, Israel, Fatah, US, Egypt, neighboring states, international community?

The symposium will be recorded and archived on and


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