Global Policy Perspectives Symposium The Middle East: U.S. Interests and Policies

Date & time

Feb 16, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Weill Hall

This panel discussion focuses on how politics, conflict and oil affect U.S. interests and policies in the greater Middle East region. Current developments in Iraq, Iran and in the Israel-Palestinian peace process will be examined by present and former policy-level officials who have studied and dealt with these issues in both the U.S. Government and in academia.

Panelists: Colin Kahl, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, U.S. Department of Defense

Molly Williamson, Scholar, the Middle East Institute

Melvyn Levitsky, Professor of International Policy and Practice, University of Michigan

Stephanie Swierczek, MPP/MENAS MA Candidate, University of Michigan

Co-sponsored with the International Policy Students Association, the University of Michigan Debate Team, and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.