1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

Past Event

CANCELED: The Middle East crisis and the threat of Hezbollah-Israel escalation: A conversation with Amos Hochstein

Monday, April 01, 2024

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Online Only

On April 1, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will host Amos Hochstein, deputy assistant to the president and senior adviser for energy and investment at the White House. Brookings Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Suzanne Maloney and Senior Fellow Natan Sachs will co-moderate a discussion to examine the Biden administration’s efforts to de-escalate fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, contain the war and address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and promote regional integration.

Before serving in the White House, Amos Hochstein served as special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs at the State Department, senior advisor to the secretary of state for global energy security, deputy assistant secretary of state for energy diplomacy, senior policy advisor to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, and an advisor in the Senate. Hochstein also served in several executive roles in the private sector. Hochstein served as the mediator in the Lebanese-Israeli negotiations that led to the demarcation of the maritime boundary between the countries, concluded in 2022.

A webcast of the event will be available to the public. Online viewers can submit questions by emailing [email protected].