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Convening Discussion at Institute Events

“This is a place that does important work. . . . The insights and analysis that are produced here are particularly valuable today.”

Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State

Personal contact and direct conversation are powerful tools. By bringing together policymakers, diplomats, scholars, and journalists, The Washington Institute's public conferences and forums and private roundtables provide a unique opportunity for all parties in the regional policy debate to meet in a constructive, academic environment. Institute events contribute to a deeper understanding of the complexities of the Middle East and the requirements of America's national interests. Whether at a public keynote address or a closed-door, off-the-record meeting, conversations convened by the Institute inject informed, fresh thinking into the policymaking process and provide the executive branch of the government and the national press with an invaluable resource.

Annual Conference

The Washington Institute's annual conference provide a unique opportunity for all parties in the regional policy debate to meet in a constructive, academic environment.

Policy Forums

These luncheon seminars, streamed to the world via live webcasting, provide a unique Washington venue for policymakers, journalists, and the public to engage directly with leading experts on developments in U.S. Middle East policy.

Roundtables

These private, closed-door luncheon conversations provide a forum for sharing ideas and establishing contacts among scholars and decisionmakers from Washington and around the region.