The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Middle East Negotiation Initiative
are pleased to present:
Risks and Opportunities for an Arab-Israeli Peace
Dr. Abdel Monem Said Aly
Chairman of the Board, CEO, and Director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo
Chairman of the Board, Al Masry Al Youm Publishing House
Professor James Sebenius
Harvard Business School
Thursday, October 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Hauser Hall, Room 105
Harvard Law School
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
About the talk:
The second decade of the 21st century witnessed dramatic changes in the Middle East, from the Arab Spring to the war on terrorism in general and ISIS in particular. The weakening of Islamic State has opened up possibilities for stabilization of the region. The Arab-Israeli conflict has been part of these interactions, which creates risks of deepening the conflict or opportunities to increase possibilities for peace. Handling these risks and opportunities is the business of political leaders and elites of the region, as well as outside powers, particularly the United States.
About the speaker:
Dr. Abdel Monem Said Aly has been the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Al Masry Al Youm Publishing House in Cairo since February 2013, and the Chairman of the Board, CEO, and Director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo since January 2012. He was the President of Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo from 2009 to 2012 and the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Al Ahram Newspaper and Publishing House from 2009 to 2011. He was a member of the Board at Al Ahram Institutions from 1999 to 2005 and the Director of Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo from 1994 to 2009. He has worked at the Ahram Center since 1975 as a researcher, senior researcher, head of the international relations research unit, and deputy director. He was a research fellow at the Brookings Institute, Washington DC, in 1987 and the summer of 2004, and a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, in 2003.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. He worked as a political advisor in the Amiri Diwan of the State of Qatar between August 1990 and June 1993. He was a Senator in the Egyptian Shura Council, Consultative Assembly, from June 2007 to 2011. In Arabic, he published books, articles and chapters on world systems, Arab relations with the regional and global orders, European Integration, and the Arab Israeli conflict. In English, he has published papers, articles, and chapters on the Middle East Regional Security, Egypt’s political system, and National Security and Arms Control Policies in the US, France, Sweden, Japan and Singapore. He was the anchor for the Egyptian TV weekly program Wara Al Ahdath (Behind Events) from 1997 until 2011, the political analyst of Orbit program Ala Alhawa (On Air) in 2002, and an anchor for the program Maa Al Mu’aradda (With the Opposition) in the 2008/2009 TV season.