Ellen Laipson, Stimson’s President and CEO, along with Robin Wright, US Institute of Peace Senior Fellow and Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar, was invited to speak at WorldAffairs 2012, the World Affairs Council’s annual conference designed for global citizens seeking deeper insight, understanding and context surrounding critical issues of our day.
The discussion focused on the Arab Spring and examined these questions: A year after these movements began, what has changed inside Tunisia, Egypt and Libya? Have these unique opportunities for reform been successful? What have these changes done to affect the greater balance of power in the Middle East? And what challenges and opportunities will President Obama or his challenger face when formulating US policy toward the region?