November 14, 2012, 8:45 am - July 9, 2019, 12:40 am


Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001 (Map)

The Middle East Institute's 66th Annual Conference is an opportunity for policymakers, government officials, students, the media, and the interested public to come together to discuss the future of the Middle East.  Entitled "New Horizons, New Challenges: The Middle East in 2013," the conference will convene experts from across the U.S. and the Middle East to examine the momentous political  transitions underway in the Arab world and forecast the year ahead for a region in flux.  The full-day conference will analyze the obstacles impeding democratic progress in Egypt and Syria, and the reaction of countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia to the shifting regional dynamics brought about by the Arab Awakening.   It will also look at evolving U.S. policy in the Middle East  in response to the new realities on the ground and to the demands of the Arab revolutions.   The conference will include four 90-minute panels on "U.S.-Mideast Diplomacy in Transition: New Era, New Principles"; "Challenges Ahead for Egypt"; "After the U.S. Election: What's at Stake for Iran?"; and "Syria and the Regional Implications of the Crisis."