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2017 U.S.-Islamic World Forum

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Plenary Session I: Stabilization in the MENA region

Plenary Session I: Stabilization in the MENA region
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Plenary Session I: Stabilization in the MENA region

Plenary Session II: The future of pluralism, citizenship, and religion in the Middle East
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Plenary Session II: The future of pluralism, citizenship, and religion in the Middle East

Plenary Session III: Refugees and cities
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Plenary Session III: Refugees and cities

Plenary Session IV: Counterterrorism
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Plenary Session IV: Counterterrorism

On September 16-18, 2017, the Brookings Institution, in conjunction with the State of Qatar, convened the 13th annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum. The theme of this year’s Forum was “Crisis and Cooperation.”

The Forum’s plenary sessions (see agenda below) explored major developments, transitions, and crises affecting our world. Topics included:
-Ending civil wars in the Middle East and North Africa region and rebuilding afterwards
-The future of pluralism, citizenship, and religion in the Middle East
-Refugees and cities, and the global response
-Counterterrorism

The Forum also convened working groups which focused on current issues confronting the Islamic world. Group topics included:
-The future of pluralism in the Arab world
-Refugees and cities
-Stabilization and reconstruction

Agenda

Welcoming remarks

Keynote

Remarks

Plenary Session I: Stabilization in the MENA region

Abdallah Al Dardari

Senior Adviser on Reconstruction, Office of the Vice President, Middle East and North Africa Region - World Bank

Adama Dieng

United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide

Samar Haidar

Former Executive Director - Arab Human Rights Fund

Annika Söder

State Secretary for Foreign Affairs - Kingdom of Sweden

Plenary Session II: The future of pluralism, citizenship, and religion in the Middle East

Mustafa Akyol

Senior Visiting Fellow, Freedom Project - Wellesley College

Plenary Session III: Refugees and cities

Alex Aleinikoff

Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility - The New School

Plenary Session IV: Counterterrorism

Nelly Lahoud

Senior Fellow for Political Islamism - IISS-Middle East

George Selim

Senior Vice President for Programs - Anti-Defamation League

Moderator

Eric Schmitt

Senior Correspondent - The New York Times

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