Egyptian Centre for Strategic Studies and Middle East Institute to hold 'Egypt and The Changing Middle East' convention

Ahram Online , Ahram Online , Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Sep 2019

Middle East Institute holds “Egypt and The Changing Middle East” convention in collaboration with th

Egyptian Centre for Strategic Studies (ECSS)  will hold a one-day convention titled 'Egypt and The Changing Middle East' in collaboration with the The Washington-based Middle East Institutein New York on 25 September.

The convention, held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings, will discuss geopolitical changes in the Middle East as well as existing regional challenges.

A large number of experts from Egypt and the US will participate in the conference, which will be attended by several leading political and diplomatic figures, experts from US research centres, academics, authors, and journalists from international media outlets.

According to the agenda, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and a number of young researchers from the ECSS will be giving speeches.

Three sessions will be held during the conference. The first two sessions will have both Egyptian and US participants, while in the third session Egyptian speakers will take the platform. The first session focuses on geopolitical changes taking place in the Middle East and the region's current political and strategic map.

In the second session, participants will be discussing the region's challenges and rising threats.

The third session will revolve around “the new Egypt”, including economic and urban developments, administrative overhauls, digital transformation, and economic and social reform policies, such as healthcare programmes and the Takaful and Karama social protection programmes.

The speakers will also discuss Egypt's viewpoint on human rights and the war on terrorism.

The closing session will be limited to experts from the ECSS and the Middle East Institute to discuss potential future collaboration between the two centres.

The Middle East Institute was founded in 1946 in the US.

The ECSS was founded in Cairo in 2018. It conducts studies on Egyptian, regional and international issues and has launched a number of initiatives focusing on the Middle East in the past few months. The centre seeks to provide an objective platform for dialogue and to exchange points of view on multiple challenges.

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