'Sitting Down' -2009 JWAC World Forum on the Middle East

November 2nd & 3rd from 4:30 to 10:00, 2009 | UAS Egan Library - [map]
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2009's Forum focused on the opportunity for a peace settlement between Syria and Israel and what that would mean to the United States, especially in its relations with Iran. Our distinguished panel of guests will be discussing the feasibility, liklihood, appearance and ramifications of the success or continued failure of regional peace efforts during this two-day event at the Univeristy of Alaska Southeast.

Day One at a Glance: Differing Perspectives

Monday, November 2nd, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM:
How do the major parties see the current issues, and what do they expect or hope for from the Obama Administration? How does each body assess the chances for success, especially with respect to Israel and Palestine? How do they assess the prospects for a Syria-Israel agreement? What do they make of Iran's influence in the region, and American efforts to deal with the nuclear issue and extremist groups? What is the best role for the U.S. in these issues?

Day Two at a Glance: Competing Agendas

Tuesday, November 3rd, 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM:
How do the positions and goals of the major players interact? How do those interactions affect what the United States can do, or suggest priorities or sequencing of efforts?