Mon, Jul 9th 2012, 12:17PM

The Middle East Institute’s 66th Annual Banquet, Conference, and Luncheon:

November 13-14, 2012
The Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Banquet:
Tuesday November 13
6:00pm-9:30pm

Featuring:
Keynote Speaker: Ambassador (Ret.) Ryan C. Crocker
MEI Visionary Award Recipient: Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel
Issam M. Fares Award for Excellence Recipient: Dr. Hanan Ashrawi
MEI Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership Recipient: Naguib Sawiris
MEI Visionary Award Presenter: David M. Rubenstein
Issam M. Fares Award for Excellence Presenter: Amb. Antoine Chedid
Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership presenter: Dina Powell

FULL BANQUET TRANSCRIPT
KEYNOTE ADDRESS TRANSCRIPT
AWARDS CEREMONY TRANSCRIPT
PODCAST - OPENING REMARKS
PODCAST - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
PODCAST - AWARDS CEREMONY
PODCAST - CLOSING REMARKS
VIDEO

Luncheon:
Wednesday, November 14
12:30pm-2:00pm
Featuring:
Egyptian philanthropist and businessman Naguib Sawiris

TRANSCRIPT
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Conference:
Wednesday, November 14

PODCAST - OPENING REMARKS

Panel 1: U.S.-Mideast Diplomacy in Transition: New Era, New Principles
Daniel Brumberg, United States Institute for Peace
Reuel Marc Gerecht, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress
Ellen Laipson, Stimson Center

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Panel 2: Challenges Ahead for Egypt
Jonathan Brown, Georgetown University
Nathan Brown, George Washington University
Amr Hamzawy, Egypt Freedom Party
Nancy Okail, Freedom House

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Panel 3: After the U.S. Elections: What’s at Stake for Iran?
Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Middle East Institute
Bernard Haykel, Princeton University
Meir Litvak, Tel Aviv University
Ray Takeyh, Council on Foreign Relations

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Panel 4: Syria and the Regional Implications of the Crisis
Geneive Abdo, Middle East Institute
Amr Al Azm, Shawnee State University
Saban Kardas, TOBB University
Randa Slim, Middle East Institute
Ekaterina Stepanova, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations

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PODCAST - PART 1; PART 2
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