10:00 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT

Past Event

After the Elections: U.S. Policy and Political Stability in Lebanon

Thursday, June 11, 2009

10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Saul Room

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

On June 10, Tamara Wittes, senior fellow and director of the Middle East Democracy and Development Project at the Saban Center at Brookings, and Daniel Brumberg, acting director of the Muslim World Initiative at USIP and director of Democracy and Governance Studies at Georgetown University analyzed the significance of the June 7, 2009 parliamentary elections in Lebanon and their impact on U.S. policy in that country and the region.

Tamara Wittes and Daniel Brumberg were members of the international delegation monitoring the elections in Lebanon, and will be newly returned from the field. They gave their impressions of the electoral process and reflected on the significance of the election outcomes for Lebanon and for U.S. policy.