As with the ongoing conflicts in Lebanon and Syria, fighting in Yemen is part of a much larger geopolitical contest between Shia Iran and the region’s Sunni powers, chiefly Saudi Arabia. With no end to these conflicts in sight, what hope is there that the Middle East can break the cycles of sectarian violence that have shaped its recent history? Wilson Center fellow and author Ed Husain discusses.
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Linsey Rubenstein, Vice President, Business and Supply Chain Systems, The Boeing Company; Tony Sager, Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Center for Internet Security; Randal Cox, Chief Scientist, Rippleshot. Moderated by Jake Braun.
David Axelrod, Director, Institute of Politics; former Senior Advisor to the President, White House; Alex Castellanos, Chairman and Founding Partner, Purple Strategies; Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Brenna Argall, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University; Henrik Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics, Georgia Tech Institute of Technology; Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University. Moderated by Kurt Haunfelner.
Adele Simmons, President, Global Philanthropy Partnership; Board of Directors, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute. Moderated by David Unger.