Examining U.S. and Middle East Relations Since 9/11 Experts to Discuss Perceptions at Kennedy School Forum

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: October 18, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The challenges of both diplomatic and cultural relations between the United States and countries in the Middle East will be the topic of discussion October 20 at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. “Clash of Misperceptions: U.S. and Middle East Since 9/11” will begin at 6 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.
Panelists include:
• Jafar Hassan, deputy chief of mission, Embassy of Jordan, Washington D.C. ; Kennedy School of Government, MPA/MC ‘06
• Beena Sarwar, editor op-ed and features, The News International, Karachi , Pakista ; Harvard Nieman Fellow (2005-06)
• Shibley Telhami, senior fellow, The Saban Center, Brookings Institution; Sadat professor for peace and development, University of Maryland
• John Zogby, president and CEO, Zogby International; advisor, Kennedy School’s Governance Initiative in the Middle East
• Ambassador Barbara Bodine (moderator), senior fellow and director, Kennedy School of Government’s Governance Initiative in the Middle East
This event is open to the press and the public.
Journalists interested in covering the Forum should contact the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser.
A live Vivex video/audio feed of this Forum is available.
This event will be web-streamed live: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/events_forum.html


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