Give the Gift of Trusted News!

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
US Policy in the Middle East: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of State David Schenker
David Schenker,,head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs in the State Department.

US Policy in the Middle East: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of State David Schenker

Date and time: Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 10 to 11:15 am Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)

RSVP to watch here.

The United States has been very active diplomatically in the Middle East as of late, despite public focus elsewhere, on issues ranging from the crisis in Lebanon, to maritime tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, to UAE-Israeli normalization of relations.

On September 9, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will host a discussion with David Schenker, assistant secretary of Near Eastern affairs at the U.S. Department of State, to examine the current state of U.S policy and diplomacy in the region and its future trajectory. Assistant Secretary Schenker will be returning from a mission to the region, which includes stops in Kuwait, Qatar, and Lebanon, and will offer thoughts on his recent meetings. He will be joined in conversation by Brookings scholars Jeffrey Feltman, Bruce Riedel, and Tamara Cofman Wittes. Natan Sachs, director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, will moderate.

Viewers can submit questions for speakers via email to events@brookings.edu or on Twitter using #USForeignPolicy.

Introduction: Suzanne Maloney, vice president and director, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution

Featured speaker: David Schenker, assistant secretary of Near Eastern affairs, US Department of State

Discussants:

  • Jeffrey Feltman, John C. Whitehead Visiting Fellow in International Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, Brookings
  • Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director, Intelligence Project, Brookings
  • Tamara Cofman Wittes, senior fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings

Moderator: Natan Sachs, fellow and director, The Brookings Institution

Give the Gift of Trusted News!

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.