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US-Middle East: Fresh Start or More of the Same?



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Speakers: Peter Apps (Reuters), Daniel Levy (European Council on Foreign Relations), Prof. Inderjeet Parmar (City University London)

Series: The Olive Tree Middle East Forum

After an intense, nail-biting, campaign, Barack Obama is back. He promised to take the country 'Forward', but what will that mean for Israel, the rebels in Syria, the Iranian nuclear programme, old friends in the Arabian Peninsula and new governments in North Africa? Join the forum to explore the implications for US policy in the Middle East.

Peter Apps, Reuters
The political risk correspondent for Reuters, covering a range of global issues from geopolitics to the changing use of technology interaction of economics and politics. He divides his time between Washington and London, writing extensively on the Middle East and other areas. Having joined Reuters in 2003, he was posted to Johannesburg and then Sri Lanka, where he broke his leg in a vehicle crash covering the conflict in 2006 leaving him paralysed from the shoulders down.

Daniel Levy, European Council on Foreign Relations
Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation. He has worked as a special adviser in the Israeli Prime Minister's office (1999-2001) and other posts related to Middle East peace negotiations and policy advocacy in the US, Europe and Israel.

Prof. Inderjeet Parmar, City University
Professor of International Politics at City University, Chair of the British International Studies Association and Principal Investigator for the AHRC Obama Research Network. His research interests focus on the history, politics and sociology of Anglo-American foreign policy elites. His latest book is Foundations of the American Century (2012, Columbia UP).

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The forum is open to the public will be held at A130, College Building, 280 St John Street, City University London EC1V 4PB, on December 5th 2012.

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6.00pm - 7.30pmWednesday 5th December 2012

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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