Wednesday, October 4th, 6.30 p.m. King’s College London
PS21 invites you to a discussion of the changing shape of the Middle East. With ISIS pushed back in Iraq and Syria, ongoing tensions between Qatar and the omnipresent fear of Iran, what do we expect for the coming 5 to 10 years? Will the region continue to be a source of instability for the rest of the world, or could it finally be turning a corner?
Peter Apps [moderator] – Reuters global affairs columnist
Sulome Anderson – author and journalist based between New York and Beirut. Her work focuses on the Middle East and has appeared in various outlets including Vice, Foreign Policy, NBC and The Atlantic.
Joseph Walker Cousins – PS21 Global Fellow and MENA specialist. He was formerly the stabilisation adviser to the UK’s special envoy in Benghazi (2011-2012) and head of the British Embassy Office in Benghazi (2012-2014)
Firas Modad – Director for Country Risk at IHS Market with a focus on the MENA region. He has appeared in Reuters, Bloomberg, the BBC, CNN, ABC news etc.