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The U.S.-Turkish-Israeli Strategic Triangle


When: April 1, 2011, 8:45 am-5 pm (Registration begins at 8:15 am)

Where: The Auditorium of the Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

Agenda
April 1, 2011—Friday
8:45 am: Opening Session: William B. Quandt, University of Virginia Department of Politics
9:00 am: Panel I: Strategic Considerations
The View from the United States: Gregory Gause, Department of Political Science, University of Vermont
The View from Turkey: Soli Özel, Kadir Has University, Istanbul
The View from Israel: Shlomo Brom, Institute for national Security Studies, Tel Aviv University

Commentators:
Ellen Laipson
, Henry L. Stimson Center
Philip Zelikow, University of Virginia Department of History
Brantly Womack, University of Virginia Department of Politics

11:00 am: The View of the Obama Administration:Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington DC. Ambassador Kaidanow has responsibility for Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and the Caucasus.

12:00 pm: Lunch Break

1:30 pm: Panel II: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy
The United States: Henri Barkey, Carnegie Endowment and Lehigh University
Turkey: Yaprak Gursoy, Bilgi University, Istanbul
Israel: Daniel Levy, New America Foundation

Commentators:
Allen Lynch, University of Virginia Department of Politics
Jeffrey Legro, University of Virginia Department of Politics

3:30 pm: Panel III: Assessing Iran
Trita Parsi, President, National Iranian American Council, Washington DC

Commentators:
Ruhi Ramazani, University of Virginia Department of Politics
Farzaneh Milani, University of Virginia Department of Middle
Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures; Studies in Women and Gender

4:45 pm: Concluding Remarks: William B. Quandt, University of Virginia Department of Politics