Lunch

Thursday 26 September 2019

12:30pm

Trump and the Middle East

Daniel Levy, President of the US / Middle East Project

What has the Trump presidency done for the Middle East? Between escalating tensions with Iran and legacy policies on Israel / Palestine, are regional geopolitics being reshaped?

As the 74th UN General Assembly comes to a close, join Daniel Levy, President of the US / Middle East Project, to gain a better understanding of what is at stake.

Daniel Levy

Daniel is the President of the US / Middle East Project. Previously, he was Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), a senior Fellow and Director of the New America Foundation’s Middle East Taskforce in Washington DC, and a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation.

He was a Senior Advisor in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and to Justice Minister Yossi Beilin during the Government of Ehud Barak (1999-2001). He was a member of the official Israeli delegation to the Israel/ Palestine peace talks at Taba under Barak and at Oslo B under Yitzhak Rabin (1994-95), as well as being lead drafter of the model peace agreement (“Geneva Initiative”).

Daniel is a trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York, a Council Member of the ECFR and serves on the board of the European Middle East Project. He was a founder of J Street and was a founding Board member of Molad – the Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy.

The US/Middle East Project was established in 1994 by the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2006, it became an independent policy institute. Its mission is to provide non partisan analysis of the Middle East peace process and to present policymakers in the United States, in the region and in the larger international community with balanced policy analysis and policy options to prevent conflict and promote stability, democracy and economic development throughout the region.