The Tough Conversation
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.
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
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Director, Human Rights Promotion, Human Rights First
Refreshments will be served.
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