Middle East Policy Council

Capitol Hill Forums

The Middle East Policy Council organizes quarterly forums on Capitol Hill to discuss and debate issues affecting U.S. national interests in the Middle East.

The intricate issues that affect U.S. interests in the Greater Middle East do not lend themselves to simple analysis.  To stimulate thinking about U.S. policies and present a mix of viewpoints, the Middle East Policy Council sponsors a Capitol Hill Conference Series.

Established in 1993, the series is aimed at members of Congress and their staffs, opinion leaders, and members of the media.

The starting point for each forum is the same: What are the interests of the United States in the Middle East, and how should they be realized?  Forums usually feature a discussion of timely policy issues with a panel of scholars, business leaders, and other specialists.  The discussion is reprinted in the next issue of the Council's quarterly journal, Middle East Policy.

Through the Capitol Hill Conference Series, the Middle East Policy Council works to expand the range of voices informing policy making that relates to U.S. national interests in the Middle East.

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Recent Hill Forums

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    The United States, Its Middle East Allies & Iran: What is the Way Forward?

    January 28, 2014

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    Two States or One? The Future of Israelis and Palestinians

    October 9, 2013

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    Crisis in Syria: What Are the Stakes for Syria's Neighbors?

    July 16, 2013

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    The Future of Israel and Palestine

    April 25, 2013

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    U.S. Grand Strategy in the Middle East

    January 16, 2013

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    Policy Choices for the New Administration

    October 17, 2012

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    Crisis in Syria

    July 23, 2012

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    The Transformation of Political Islam

    April 11, 2012

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2014 Munich-Vienna
Middle East Summer School

"Politics, Economies, and Societies
of a Changing Middle East"

August 4-22, 2014

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