The Arab Revolts and Their Consequences


On February 7, 2012 ICMES, in joint sponsorship with the Council for the National Interest Foundation, held a panel discussion about the ongoing and far-reaching effects of the monumental Arab uprisings. This program took place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 122 of the Cannon House Building in Washington, D.C. The panelists were Chas Freeman (pictured below), former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, former Co-chair of the U.S. China Policy Foundation, Executive Committee member at the Atlantic Council, and President Emeritus of the Middle East Policy Council; and Prof. Paul R. Pillar, Director of Graduate Studies at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia, and former Deputy Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center. The panel was moderated by Peter Kelly, Chairman of the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) and former treasurer and national finance chairman of the Democratic Party’s National Committee. [see flyer]