Building Stability in North Africa: Prospects and Challenges
North Africa is emerging as a pivotal region in global affairs. As a major energy supplier and key front on the global war on terror, developments in North Africa have a significant impact on regional as well as global trends. Opportunities for constructive engagement abound, yet legitimate concerns about long term stability remain unanswered.
To explore these challenges and opportunities, as well as examine key questions influencing long term stability, CSIS will host a one day conference entitled “Building Stability in North Africa: Prospects and Challenges.” We will use the event to explore a number of issues facing the states of the region individually and collectively and draw on a diverse range of experts from a broad scope of disciplines.
9:00 a.m. Introduction
Jon Alterman, CSIS Middle East Program
Panel One: Political Trends and Strategies
John Entelis, Fordham University
Malika Zeghal, University of Chicago
Moderator: Jon Alterman, CSIS Middle East Program
10:30 a.m. Panel Two: The War on Terror: Local Threat or Global Menace?
Hugh Roberts, independent consultant
Lianne Kennedy-Boudali, Rand Corporation
Moderator: Haim Malka, CSIS Middle East Program
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Panel Three: Economic Opportunities and Challenges
Elizabeth Dibble, U.S. Department of State
John Drowley, Eli Lilly and Co.
Moderator: Mona Yacoubian, United States Institue of Peace
2:00 p.m. Panel Four: Scenarios for the Future
Claire Spencer, Chatham House
Haizam Amirah-Fernandez, Real Instituto Elcano
Moderator: Daniel Brumberg, Georgetown University
3:30 p.m. Adjourn