The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host a conference on future projections for the Middle East, assessing projected trends, drives, policy responses, and future challenges for the MENA region in 2030 and beyond.
9:00–9:15 AM | Welcoming Remarks and Overview of the Day
Amb. Gerald Feierstein
Senior vice president, MEI
9:15-9:45AM | Keynote Address: Trends in Tech, Cyber, Security and their Repercussions in the Middle East
Richard A. Clarke
Chairman, MEI Board of Governors
9:45AM-10:55AM | Panel I: The MENA Region in 2030: Trends and Trajectories
This interactive panel will examine the forces over the next 10-15 years that will cause/drive the greatest change in the region. How do we foresee some of these forces influencing each other, accelerating, slowing, and shaping change? What projections can we make of things likely to be significantly different in the region in 2030?
Deputy director, European Institute for Security Studies
Professor and chair, Department of Political Science, City University of New York
Director, Climate Change and Environment Program, MEI
Steven Kenney (moderator)
Founder and principal, Foresight Vector LLC
10:55AM-11:15AM | Coffee Break
11:15AM-11:45AM | Remarks:
His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi
Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
11:45AM-12:55PM | Panel II: Policy Responses to Future Challenges
This discussion will focus on policy areas that will reflect the greatest change in 2030 relative to today. What social-cultural, technological, or other forces will force enable major changes in policies affecting/governing the region? How will policymaking/policymakers address the interrelationships between issue areas?
Vice president, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank
Former Minister of Environment, Egypt
Former director of Strategic Operational Planning, National Counterterrorism Center
Patrick Tucker (moderator)
Technology editor, Defense One
12:55-1:30 | Lunch Buffet
1:30-2:15 | Luncheon Keynote conversation: The Future of the U.S. Role in the Region
Rep. Tom Malinowski
Representative, 7th District, New Jersey
This event will be live streamed on mei.edu.