Event Date: 5th October 2021
Location: Internet 21:00 BST
From Military Might to Strategic Partnerships: The U.S. in the Middle East Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4:00pm-5:00pm ET | Hybrid Event
Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States has pursued a policy of aggressively combatting terrorism in the Middle East, while attempting to bring political stability to the region at the same time. President Biden has now withdrawn U.S. forces from Afghanistan, which could signal a broader shift in foreign policy, military, and economic strategy away from the Middle East and towards the Asia-Pacific. What would the implications of this new policy direction be, and how would it affect relations with key partners like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, and Israel? How will the U.S. tackle major issues in the region, like Iran’s nuclear weapons program?
Join Perry World House and the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies for a conversation with former U.S. Ambassadors in the region on these questions and many more.
Please note that this is a hybrid event, with only current members of the Penn community (students, faculty, and staff) able to attend in-person. All other attendees will take part virtually, using the Zoom link in their order confirmation email.