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Why He Won and the Impact on the Middle East

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Biden's victory in the 2020 US Presidential Election will undoubtedly shape US and Middle East relations for years to come. Washington analysts, Mara Rudman and Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro, share their insights regarding the impact of a Biden Administration for the future of the US and the Middle East.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
11:00 AM (Pacific Time)
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Biden's victory in the 2020 US Presidential Election will undoubtedly shape US and Middle East relations for years to come. Washington analysts, Mara Rudman and Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro, share their insights regarding the impact of a Biden Administration for the future of the US and the Middle East.  For those who were unable to join the live event, a recording is available for viewing on the CMED YouTube page.

Mara Rudman is the executive vice president for Policy at the Center for American Progress, a public policy research institute in Washington, DC. She served both the Obama-Biden and the Clinton presidential administrations as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and has held many other illustrious government appointments, including deputy envoy and chief of staff to the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace in the US State Department, and Assistant Administrator for the Middle East at USAID. Ms. Rudman is also a faculty fellow at Georgetown University and a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. She has authored various written publications and is a frequent guest on TV and radio.

 

Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. From 2011-2017, he served as the US ambassador to Israel in the Obama-Biden administration. Previously, he was senior director for the Middle East and North Africa on the White House national security staff, where he advised President Obama and Vice President Biden on all aspects of US policy in the region. Throughout his career, Ambassador Shapiro has contributed to Congressional efforts to support negotiations between Israel and Palestinian, to increase U.S. security assistance to Israel, and to strengthen sanctions and other measures against Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas.

 


Sponsor(s): Center for Middle East Development, UCLA International Institute, Burkle Center for International Relations, Department of Public Policy

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