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Barack Obama and the Middle East

If you’re anywhere in or near Chicago, Illinois, on February 5, 2013, consider scheduling a stop at 5:30 p.m. for a Middle East Forum sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

“Turmoil and Turbulence: Barack Obama and the Middle East 2.0″ is the topic for a presentation including Haleh Esfandiari (pictured), Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Aaron David Miller, Vice President, New Initiatives, and Distinguished Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and David Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The discussion is moderated by Rachel Bronson, Vice President, Studies, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.


It takes place at the Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street, Chicago, Illinois. Cost for those who are not members of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs is $20, and business attire is required.

This program is cosponsored with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

(Photo courtesy of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs)

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