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Challenges Facing U.S. Policy in the Middle East

The Middle East remains central to U.S. interests. The United States faces numerous foreign policy challenges in a region that still grapples with civil wars, terrorism, refugee crises and a stalemated Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

At this event, Baker Institute director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian discussed the complex landscape of the modern Middle East, examining regional issues as well as the current state of the U.S.-Israeli relationship following Israel’s recent elections.

This program was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East and the American Jewish Committee Houston. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMiddleEast.


6:00 p.m. — Reception
6:30 p.m. — Presentation 





Thu, May 2, 2019
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
Rice University's Baker Institute — 6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

Kelly International Conference Facility