Web Video Initiative
The Elliott School's Web Video Initiative capitalizes on our robust events program that brings hundreds of scholars, policymakers, diplomats, journalists, and other world leaders to the GW campus each year. Our goal is to share our extraordinary on-campus resources with the broader community to advance understanding of important international issues. To have an event recorded, please submit a request here.
The Annual Kuwait Chair Lecture is the Middle East Policy Forum's most significant annual event. In addition to University students, faculty, and staff, the MEPF draws an audience from those in the Washington policy community and Amb.
Sponsored by The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy and The George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.
Experts discuss the grand strategic landscape for the United States in the Persian Gulf region. The role of oil and the impact of recent progress with Iran are featured topics.
Eugene Gholz, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin
Kenneth Vincent, George Washington University
Salim Yaqub, University of California-Santa Barbara
Thomas Lippman, Middle East Institute
Joshua Rovner, Southern Methodist University
The U.S. strategic objective of protecting Persian Gulf oil has generated little controversy since the Gulf became a focus of U.S. military deployments over three decades ago. This may seem unsurprising given the widely-appreciated importance of oil to the global economy. Nevertheless, quite dramatic changes have occurred in the regional balance of power, the nature of security threats, and the global oil market since the U.S. made its commitment-raising the possibility that the U.S. role should be revisited. This conference examines two critical questions for U.S.
Yigal Kipnis, Historian, University of Haifa
William Quandt, Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. Professor of Politics, University of Virginia