The 26th Annual Camden Conference: The Middle East - What Next?
The provisional Program, including order of speakers and topics addressed, appears below, and is subject to change as it becomes further developed.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
8:00 PM Welcome and Dedication
Bland Banwell, President, Camden Conference
Keynote Address - Robin Wright
Journalist, Foreign Policy Analyst, Author of three recent books on the Arab Awakening, Political Islam, and Iran.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Marwan Muasher, Broad aspects of the Arab Awakening
Former Jordanian Ambassador to Israel and the U.S.; Deputy Prime Minister; Forthcoming book on the Arab Awakening
Marc Lynch, Egypt and Political Islam
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs—George Washington University Director of Institute for Middle East Studies
Joshua Landis, Syria and Regional Spillover/Conflicts
Director, Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at University of Oklahoma
Q & A
Greg Gause, Saudi Arabia, Sunni/Shia Issues, and Regional Geo-Strategic Clashes
Professor and Chairman of Political Science Department, University of Vermont
Shai Feldman, Israel’s Situation amid Regional Change and Conflict, especially with Iran
Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
Hosein Mousavian, Iran and Related Issues
Former Editor, Iranian Ambassador, and Spokesman for the Iranian Team working on Nuclear
Issues. Now at Princeton University
Q & A
SUNDAY, February 24, 9:00AM-12:30PM
Barbara Ibrahim, The Human Face of the Arab Awakening, especially Women’s Role
Professor of Sociology & Director, Center for Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo
Closing Speaker to be announced
Q & A. – Final Panel of all Speakers
MODERATOR – Nicholas Burns, Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs as well as
U.S. Ambassador to NATO and to Greece, Consul General in Jerusalem, and State Department
Spokesman. Now, Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Kennedy
School, Harvard University.
Camden, ME 04843