The first 100 days are a small, unrepresentative fraction of a president’s term in office—but also a unique window of opportunity to signal priorities and build momentum. From the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State to countering Iranian influence to repairing relations with America’s Arab partners, how has President Donald Trump used the first 100 days to set U.S. policy in the Middle East, and what does this portend for the days ahead?
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the Trump administration’s first 100 days of policy in the Middle East. The event will mark the release of a new Center for American Progress report examining trends and challenges for the administration’s policies in the region.
Daniel Benaim, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Jon Finer, former Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
Richard Fontaine, President, Center for a New American Security
Kim Ghattas, Journalist, BBC News
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
A light lunch will be served at 11:30am.