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Baker Institute 20th Anniversary Program -- U.S. Engagement on Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and the Crisis in Syria

As part of its 20th Anniversary event series, Rice University"s Baker Institute, with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will host the conference "U.S. Engagement on Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and the Crisis in Syria." Scholars and experts from the two institutions will participate in panel discussions and deliver featured addresses on the opportunities and risks for American foreign policy in these critical areas. The conference will conclude with a keynote speech by The Honorable Robert Ford, U.S. ambassador to Syria.

Conference panelists will include Baker Institute fellows and scholars Yair Hirschfeld, Samih Al-Abid and Andrew Bowen, as well as Woodrow Wilson Center Middle East Program experts Aaron David Miller and Robin Wright. Also joining the discussion will be Ambassador Fred Hof, former special representative to Syria, and the editor-in-chief of Asharq Al Awsat, Adel al Toraifi

Baker Institute founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian will speak on U.S. policy and the "Arab Spring" and moderate the panel discussion on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Miller will give a luncheon address on lessons learned from peacemaking in Israel and Palestine. The Woodrow Wilson Center"s Middle East Program director Haleh Esfandiari will moderate the afternoon panel on Syria.

After the conclusion of the afternoon discussion panel, Ambassador Ford will present his Shell Distinguished Lecture Series address. A reception will follow.

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Speaker Andrew Bowen
Andrew Bowen is the Baker Institute Scholar for the Middle East. His research and writing primarily focuses on the regional and international politics of the Levant — in particular, Syria — but he frequently writes and comments on the international relations of the Persian Gulf as well as American national ...



Andrew Bowen is the Baker Institute Scholar for the Middle East. His research and writing primarily focuses on the regional and international politics of the Levant — in particular, Syria — but he frequently writes and comments on the international relations of the Persian Gulf as well as American national security policy. His work has been published in English, Arabic and Persian.


Bowen is a contributor to http://www.oxan.com/" target="_blank">Oxford Analytica. He has presented papers at a number of international conferences, including the International Studies Association and the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. Bowen has previously served as the contributing editor of http://www.majalla.com/eng" target="_blank">Al Majalla and presently is a contributing writer to the magazine. He has also lectured on the modern politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy at the http://www.lse.ac.uk/" target="_blank">London School of Economics (LSE) and at http://www.rice.edu/" target="_blank">Rice University.


Bowen is completing his Ph.D. in international relations at the LSE under the supervision of http://fgerges.net/" target="_blank">Professor Fawaz Gerges. He received his M.Phil. in international relations and his M.Sc. in international history from the LSE, and his B.A. in political science from Rice.


Bowen is a member of the http://www.iiss.org/" target="_blank">International Institute for Strategic Studies and the http://www.chathamhouse.org/" target="_blank">Royal Institute of International Affairs. Based in Houston, he has traveled extensively around the world and has spent time in the Middle East.





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Fri, March 22, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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