INVITE: June 6th - China, U.S. and a New Middle East

Join NDN's MENA Initiative on June 6th for an exploration of how the growth of China is converging with changing global energy markets and decreasing U.S. import demand to remake the global politics of the Middle East. 

U.S. oil imports have decreased sharply with a particular drop in imports from the Middle East and North Africa. A trend which is projected to continue over the next 10 to 15 years. Meanwhile, analysts predict that by 2035 roughly 90% of MENA oil will flow to Asia -- as demand surges in China and India. 

Join us for a discussion with two leading experts about the implications of greater Chinese involvement in the region and how the U.S. can craft effective Middle East policy in light of this changing reality.

Dr. Gawdat Bahgat is a professor at the National Defense University where he specializes in Middle East policy, strategy, and  energy security.

I-wei Jennifer Chang joins us from the University of Maryland where her research focuses on tension between Chinese economic interests and U.S. policies in the Middle East.

Thursday, June 6th

12:00 noon - 1:30 PM

The NDN Event Space @ 729 15th NW

Lunch will be served at Noon, Program to Start at 12:15pm

Please RSVP today to cbowman@ndn.org

You can also live stream this event at www.ustream.tv/channel/ndn