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Trump and the Middle East

A distinguished panel will discuss their perspectives on Donald Trump's presidency as well as policies and actions which may lead to peace or further conflict in the region. Alon Sachar has worked to advance Middle East peace under two U.S. administrations and cowrote A Path to Peace (with Senator George Mitchell). Maher Kalaji is a frequent contributor to our Middle East forum, and Eddy Simonian, an Assyrian Christian, wrote his master's thesis on Lebanon's sectarian conflict. Along with moderator Banafsheh Keynoush, the three panelists will present their perspectives on the potential effects of Trump’s words and actions in the Middle East.

MLF Organizer Name
Celia Menczel

MLF: Middle East

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States

Alon Sachar
Middle East Peace Advisor; Co-author, A Path to Peace
Eddy Simonian
Master's in International Studies
Maher Kalaji
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Banafsheh Keynoush
Ph.D., Middle East Scholar; Author, Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes—Moderator