Middle EastStrategy Forum 2022
Delta Hotel, Downtown Ottawa
The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) is pleased to host its second annual Middle East Strategy Forum (MESF 2022) on May 11–12, 2022 in Ottawa, Canada.
Over 250 foreign policy and defence professionals, diplomats, lawmakers and bureaucrats, think-tankers and business leaders are expected to attend this 2-day conference at Delta Hotel in downtown Ottawa.
With support from the MINDS program at the Canadian Department of National Defence, MESF 2022 will be hosted in a hybrid format, convening in-person and virtual keynote speeches, expert round-tables and networking sessions.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Deconstructing the Changing Middle East Security Architecture’. It encourages active engagement and discussion around recent geostrategic developments in the Middle East that are swiftly shaping a new regional security order.
More than 40 renowned speakers and foreign policy experts from the Middle East, Europe and North America are expected to participate in MESF 2022 and to engage in constructive discussions around current and emerging strategic issues in the Middle East and their implications for the North Atlantic bloc.
H.E. Kerim Uras
H.E. Stephan Klement
H.E. Wadee Al-Batti
Wolfgang Amadeus Brülhart
Ferry de Kerckhove
Aaron David Miller
Major-General (Retired) David Fraser
Registration & Breakfast
Keynote: Future of U.S. Involvement in the Middle East and the Role of Alliances in Advancing Peace and Security in the Region
The Emerging Security Architecture in the Middle East
West Asia: A New Theater for Great Power Rivalry
Canada’s Defence and Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East
The Abraham Accords: Challenges and Opportunities for the Region
Registration & Breakfast
Syria: A Regional and Global Fault Line in Flux
Iran Nuclear Deal: The Path Forward
Revisiting Turkey’s Role in West Asia
The Security Implications of Water Scarcity and Climate Change in the Region
Afghanistan and the Taliban's Second Coming
Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre
Over 250 foreign policy and defence professionals, diplomats, lawmakers and bureaucrats, think-tankers and business leaders are expected to attend MESF 2022 in person at Delta Hotel in downtown Ottawa.
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