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Arab Spring, Islamists, Palestinians and Turkey are on conference agenda as Martin Indyk talks US strategy for Middle East in transition

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Vice President of the Brookings Institution Dr. Martin Indyk will discuss „US Strategy for a Region in Turmoil” at the Third Annual Conference on The Middle East in Transition<;. Exploring such issues as the Arab Spring, Turkish foreign policy, internal Palestinian politics and the rise of Islamist movements, the conference is hosted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, and Institute for Asian and African Studies. Taking take place on January 10 and 11 at the Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus, the conference is open to the public and all lectures will be conducted in English.

Speakers come from the Hebrew University and other Israeli universities, Al-Quds University, the Gaza Institute for Political and Strategic Studies, Istanbul University, and the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies.

A sample of the sessions includes:

-Turkey’s Foreign Policy and the Changing Middle East -The Arab Spring and the Reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas -Islamist Movements and the Competition for a New Political Order in the Region -Spring in Damascus

The Renewal of the Struggle for Syria -The ‘Arab Spring’ in Libya: Society and State in an Identity Crisis

The conference will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the Senate Hall, Mount Scopus campus; and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus campus.


Note to reporters: To arrange entry and parking, contact the Hebrew University’s Media Relations Department at 02-5882811.



For more information or to request interviews, contact:



-Dov Smith, Hebrew University Media Relations, 02-5881641 (international: 972-2-5881641) / [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>

-Orit Sulitzeanu, Hebrew University Spokesperson, 02-5882910, mobile: 054-882-0016 / [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>