The City of San Antonio’s International Relations Office, the San Antonio Council for International Visitors and the World Affairs Council of San Antonio will be hosting a public discussion on the U.S. interests and dilemmas in the Middle East on Thursday, September 22. The Chamber encourages you to attend this important discussion.

Professor Eytan Gilboa, the founding director of the School of Communication and the Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan Unversity will speak at the event.

This discussion will examine the definitions of current American interests in the Middle East and describe strategies and policies  to achieve them.  Implementation of selected strategies reveal challenges and dilemmas often not anticipated by policymakers. Examples include the “Arab Spring,” the nuclear deal with Iran, the civil wars in the Middle East region, the emergence of the Islamic State and Israeli-Palestinian negotions.

Gilboa is a Senior Research Associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies and Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy at USC. He has published numerous books and received both his MA and PhD from Harvard University.

The event will take place at The International Center at 203 S. St. Mary’s Street in the La Orilla del Rio Ballroom. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. while the main program starts at 7 p.m. You can register for this event at no cost at this link.

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