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Letters of Greeting







Fateh Azzam, Former Founding Director, Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, American University of Beirut    Watch: The Human Rights of Minorities under the Laws of Repbulics and Monarchies

Alon Ben-Meir, Professor and Senior Fellow, New York University Center for Global Affairs; Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
Watch: Political Strategies to Combat Persecution of Minority and Religious Communities and safeguard their Ability to Remain in their Home Countries

Sami El-Yousef, Regional Director for Palestine and Israel, CNEWA – Pontifical Mission, Jerusalem
Watch: Christian Contributions to Education and Social Advancement

Sidney Griffith, Ordinary Professor Emeritus, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, The Catholic University of America
Watch: Christianity's Historic Roots in the Middle East

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.
Watch: The Impact of the Shia-Sunni Political Struggle and Future Strategies for Christians and other Minoirities in the Middle East

Rami Khouri, Senior Public Policy Fellow, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Watch: The Arab Uprisings, Erosion of Nationalist Movements and the Expansion of Terrorism and Political Violence 

Ussama Makdisi, Professor of History, Arab-American Educational Chair of Arab Studies, Rice University 
Watch: "Is it possible to elevate a secular awareness of religious diversity in the Middle East and to think of “minorities” not as marginalized but as people who share concerns that are common to the inhabitants of the region in the context of war and interventionism?"

Tarek Mitri, Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Watch: The Role of Christian Intellectuals in Arab Politics and the Movement for Secular Nationalism and Religious Freedom

Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, The Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University
Watch: Geopoltical Tensions: Russia, the United States and turkey, saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran and Their Effect on Christians and Other Minority Communities

Bernard Sabella, Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, representing Jerusalem
Watch: Christian Contributions to Art, Culture and Literature in the Arab-Islamic World

Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia, U.S. Department of State
Watch: U.S. and International Efforts to Address the Situation of Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Gen. Anthony Charles Zinni, USMC (Ret.), Former Commander-in-Chief of the United States Central Command; Special Envoy for the United States to Israel and the Palestinian Authority
Watch: The "Responsibility to Protect" and the Dangers of Military Intervention in Fragile States to Combat Jihadism

Session Discussions

Session I Discussion
Session II Discussion
Session III Discussion
Session IV Discussion
Open Discussion with Panelists and Q&A

Full Playlist

While the individual videos above are listed in alphabetical order by speaker, all of the videos in the order of the conference program can be viewed at this playlist