Brookings Executive Education

Program Series Regional Challenges, Threats, and Opportunities: The Middle East

Regional Challenges, Threats, and Opportunities: The Middle East

After more than a decade of war, United States military engagement in the Middle East is coming to an end, while political, security, and economic issues in the region loom large. Stability continues to be a chimera, with Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Iraq’s fragile democracy, Israel-Palestinian conflict, and civil war in Syria all threatening U.S. and international concerns. This course gives you a unique opportunity to hear directly from the people shaping policy at home and abroad.

Co-moderation of the 2014 course will beconducted by Natan Sachs, Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, the Brookings Institution.

Speakers in 2014 include, but are not limited to:

  • Kenneth M. Pollack, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy; Foreign Policy Studies, the Brookings Institution, and author of The Persian Puzzle, and A Path out of the Desert
  • Bill Corcoran, President and CEO, ANERA (American Near East Refugee  Aid)
  • Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; former Advisor to the Secretary of State on Arab-Israeli negotiations; Author, The Too Much Promised Land: America's Elusive Search For Arab-Israeli Peace
  • Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution and author, Healing the Wounded Giant: Maintaining Military Preeminence While Cutting the Defense Budget
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow; Director, Energy, Environment and Security Program, Center for New American Security
  • Will McCants, Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy; Director, Project on US Relations with the Islamic World, Foreign Policy Studies, the Brookings Institution
  • Dr. Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif, Ambassador to Washington, DC, League of Arab States

Audience for this Program

  • Intelligence and military communities
  • Business managers and executives
  • Nonprofit, advocacy, humanitarian and development organizations
  • Political officers at embassies and consulates
  • Anyone heading to the Middle East

Tuition: $1,950

Location: Washington, D.C.