Banafsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., International Law and Diplomacy; Author, Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes; Foreign Affairs Expert; Educator; Advisor to the White House, the Hague, the United Nations, World Bank; Activist, Human Rights, Womens Rights, and Immigrant RightsMaher Kalaji, Ph.d., Frequent Contributor, Middle East ForumAdditional Panelists TBA
The distinguished panel will discuss the escalation of tensions between Qatar, a tiny, oil-rich state, and the Persian Gulf nations of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt, all of which broke diplomatic relations with Qatar because of its support of Islamic State and its close ties to Iran. Adding to the difficult situation is the fact that the United States has a huge airbase and more than 10,000 troops in Qatar.
Location: 555 Post St., San FranciscoTime: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. programMLF: Middle EastProgram organizer: Celia Menczel
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