Experts Discuss the Future of Egypt, Express Hope for Libya and Syria

Jun 12011

On May 9, 2011, the Board of Directors of the International Center for Journalists hosted a dinner and panel discussion at the Hearst Tower in New York on:

The revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia -- and revolts throughout the rest of the region -- signal major shifts for the developing world. We're seeing what can happen in societies with a wired, young population, flagging economies and poor governance. A panel of experts, including Master of Ceremonies Harry Smith of CBS, James F. Hoge Jr. of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Michael Doran of New York University, assessed the latest developments in the Middle East and their reverberations throughout the world.

Video Highlights:

What is Next for Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood?

As the dust settles in Egypt, panelists predict the future of governance in the country. Watch the clip.


US Foreign Policy Toward Syria / The Future of Governance in Libya

Panelists discuss US foreign policy toward Syria and speculate about the future of Gaddafi's Libya. Watch the clip.


Reactions to Osama Bin Laden's Death in the Middle East

Panelists discuss why the response to the death of Osama Bin Laden was "muted" in the Middle East. Watch the clip.