Trump and the Middle East 2020


This event is the Middle East Forum’s fourth annual panel about how the Trump presidency is affecting the Middle East. Our distinguished panel of Middle East experts will continue the conversation and will also discuss why some believe that during the past year, Trump has helped destabilize the region with impulsive rhetoric and inflammatory actions, while others believe that Trump is making America safer.


Image - Banafsheh Keynoush

Banafsheh Keynoush

Ph.D., Author, Saudi Arabia and Iran

Eddy Simonian

MA, International Relations, University of San Francisco

Image - Robert Rosenthal

Robert Rosenthal

Journalist; Former Executive Director, The Center for Investigative Reporting; Former Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Image - Jonathan Curiel

Jonathan Curiel

Journalist; Author—Moderator