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Over the course of an opening plenary and choice of two break-out sessions, you’ll get an array of viewpoints from leading analysts and former government officials on:

Iran’s Nuclear Program and Regional Posturing

Israel’s Relations with the Broader Arab World

The Syrian Civil War, ISIS, and Regional Instability

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
2:00PM – 6:00PM




Efraim Halevy, former Director, Mossad

Hon. Michèle Flournoy, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, US Defense Department; Co-Founder and CEO, CNAS

HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi Chief of Intelligence; former Saudi Ambassador to the US and UK

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Brig. Gen. (Res.) Udi Dekel, Managing Director of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS); former Head, IDF Strategic Planning Division; Member, CIS

Shira Efron, Special Advisor on Israel, RAND Corporation Center on Middle East Public Policy

Elisa Catalano Ewers, former Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa, National Security Council; Adjunct Senior Fellow, CNAS

Ilan Goldenberg, Director, Middle East Security Program, CNAS; former chief of staff to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

David Halperin, Executive Director, IPF

Nicholas Heras, Fellow, Middle East Security Program, CNAS

Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute

Frederick Kagan, Resident Scholar and Director, Critical Threats Project, American Enterprise Institute

Kimberly Kagan, Founder and President, Institute for the Study of War

Colin Kahl, former National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden

Michael J. Koplow, Policy Director, IPF; Author of the “Koplow Column”

Ariel (Eli) Levite, former Principal Deputy Director General for Policy, Israel Atomic Energy Commission; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Nimrod Novik, former Policy Advisor to Shimon Peres; Israel Fellow, IPF; Steering & Executive Committee Member, CIS

Nawaf Obaid, Fellow, Harvard Belfer Center; former Advisor to Saudi Ambassador to US, UK

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Amnon Reshef, former Commander of the Israel Armored Corps; Founder and Chairman, CIS

Elizabeth Rosenberg, Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program, CNAS

Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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