U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

A Conversation with General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command and Expert Panel Discussion

Please join the Center for American Progress and General Joseph L. Votel for a discussion on the current and future challenges and opportunities for U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Our distinguished guest will offer his regional assessment of the current security challenges and examine long-term strategic trends.

The conversation with General Votel will be followed by a panel discussion on U.S. strategy toward the Middle East to mark the release of the Center’s new report offering a blueprint for the next U.S. administration on the Middle East.

Distinguished guest:
General Joseph L. Votel, U.S. Army, Commander, United States Central Command

Moderator:
Rudy deLeon, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Panelists:
Derek Chollet, Counselor and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Linda Robinson, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
Michael Singh, Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and Managing Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Moderator:
Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

Location

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.