Last week, Baker Institute founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, accompanied by Middle East scholar Andrew Bowen, traveled to Washington, D.C., to discuss the institute"s recent reports on U.S. policy toward Syria and Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with top policymakers at the State Department and local think tanks.

Ambassador Djerejian joined Marwan Muasher, vice president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for a conversation on the Baker Institute report "Re-engaging the Israelis and the Palestinians: Why an American Role in Initiating Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations in Necessary and How It Can Be Accomplished." Audio of their remarks and the audience Q&A can be found here.

Ambassador Djerejian also presented on the crisis in Syria at the Middle East Institute with Bowen. Djerejian and Bowen outlined and elaborated on recommendations for U.S. policy in Syria detailed in their recent report, "Syria at the Crossroads: United States Policy and Recommendations for the Way Forward." They addressed the current situation and actions for a more forward-leaning U.S. approach.