Mon, Nov 20, 2023

1 PM – 2 PM (GMT+2)

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GAPP Executive, Room P090 - Abdul Latif Jameel Hall

AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo, , 11835, Egypt




The Gaza War: Implications for the United States and Egypt

Join this public panel discussion featuring professors David Dumke and Karim Haggag as they deliberate about the current daily escalations and the regional and international repercussions of the Gaza War. 

The session will be moderated by CASAR Director Mark Deets. 

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About the panelists:

David Dumke is the Executive Director of the Office of Global Perspectives & International Initiatives at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at American University in Cairo for the Fall 2023 semester. He was the founding director of UCF's Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research & Studies, as well as the Office of Middle East and South Asia Initiatives. He teaches Middle Eastern history. U.S. foreign policy and American politics, and has written extensively on these subjects. He is also the host and executive producer of WUCF-TV's award-winning Global Perspectives (Public Broadcasting Service). He spent the early part of his career in the U.S. Congress, working for Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Michigan), Sen. Debbie Stubenow (D Michigan), and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Michigan). He has extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa, working with NGOs, think tanks, the private sector, and regional governments, including the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Ambassador Karim Haggag is a career Egyptian diplomat with over 25 years of service in Egypt's diplomatic corps and is currently serving as a professor of practice at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo (AUC). Throughout his career, he has served in numerous capacities, focusing on US-Egyptian relations, Middle East regional security, arms control and non-proliferation, and Arab-Israeli diplomacy. His assignments have included serving as director of the Egyptian Press and Information Office in Washington, DC. From 2002-2007, the Office of the Presidency in Cairo was responsible for US-Egyptian relations and economic policy coordination (2002-2007) and the political section of Egypt's embassy in Washington (1997-2002), where he was responsible for politico military affairs and the Middle East peace process. In addition to his diplomatic assignments, Haggag was also a visiting professor with the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington DC (2011-2013) and is currently a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

*AUC is a tobacco-free community. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
**A photo ID is required for entry. Facial recognition is required at all times.

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