David Schenker, a former advisor to the US Secretary of Defence, will examine regime change in Egypt and how the policies of the Muslim Brotherhood have impacted on minority and women’s rights. He will also assess whether the changing balance of military and civilian rule may actually serve the ambitions of Al Qaida, and heighten the terrorist threat. On Syria, David will discuss what a post-Assad Syria might look like, and which of the many factions in the country are likely to benefit from a new political landscape. He will also look at this historic regional change through a China lens. What role could and should China play in the region?
DATE: Mar 18 (Monday)
VENUE: Royal Norwegian Embassy – 1, Dong Yi Jie (enter from 3rd ring road South direction) – 挪威使馆，朝阳区三里屯东一街1号
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
David Schenker is the Aufzien fellow and director of the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute. Previously, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defence as Levant country director, and was the Pentagon’s top policy aide on the Arab countries of the Levant. In that capacity, he was responsible for advising the Secretary and the Pentagon’s leadership on the military and political affairs of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories. He was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defence Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2005.