The Tough Conversation

Date: May 12, 2015 – 2:00pm

President Obama has promised to have a tough conversation with the GCC leaders meeting  at the White House and Camp David May 13th and 14th about how their domestic repression hinders countering violent extremism. The panel of analysts will suggest what the president should tell his allies.


Brian Dooley

Director, Human Rights Defenders, Human Rights First

Kristin Smith Diwan

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University
Adjunct Professor, American University School of International Service

Matar Ebrahim Matar

Former member of the Bahraini Parliament, 2013 NED Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow

David Weinberg

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies


Neil Hicks
Director, Human Rights Promotion, Human Rights First

Refreshments will be served.


805 15th Street NW #900

Washington, D.C.


Published on May 5, 2015


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