March 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Zoom Webinar

The Middle East Institute is pleased to invite you to a panel to launch its Lebanon Program, focusing on Lebanon’s current state of affairs and potential US foreign policy options going forward. The months-long political stalemate and the unaddressed financial crisis keep pushing Lebanon further into chaos and uncertainty. In parallel, the new Biden administration is redefining the US stance vis-à-vis Iran and reassessing some of its bilateral relations in the region. Many of these changes will have direct implications for Lebanon. This distinguished panel will address these local and regional developments, think through ways US foreign policy towards Lebanon can be more nuanced and constructive, and highlight themes and signals that are worth paying attention to in the coming months.


Amb. (ret.) Edward M. Gabriel
President and CEO, American Task Force on Lebanon

May Nasrallah
Chairwoman, Lebanese International Finance Executives

Paul Salem
President, MEI

Mona Yacoubian
Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Middle East and North Africa, United States Institute of Peace

Christophe Abi-Nassif, Moderator
Lebanon Program Director, MEI

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