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NIF holds frequent events including luncheons, monthly roundtables, and conferences in Washington and around the world featuring American and international officials, diplomats, and experts in various fields

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June 2021

Aftermath of the Gaza War: Should the U.S. be Talking Directly to Hamas?

June 10, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Zoom Meeting, 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1124
Washington, DC 20006 United States

An NIF Zoom event discussing the recent war in Gaza and the United States' position in the region moving forward.   Speakers Peter Beinart, Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York, Editor-at-Large of Jewish Currents, a CNN Political Commentator, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Writes the Beinart Notebook newsletter on Substack.Com. Diana Buttu, Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and analyst based in Haifa, Former legal advisor to PLO…

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Syria Sanctions: The Caesar Act One Year Later

June 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
National Interest Foundation, 1800 K Street NW, Suite 1124
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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The National Interest Foundation invites you to attend our lunch discussion regarding the one-year anniversary of the Caesar Act sanctions against the Syrian regime.   Speakers Colonel Joel Rayburn, Former Special Envoy for Syria, current Special Advisor for Middle East affairs to U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Levant Affairs and before that as Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon at the National Security Council, retired U.S. Army officer who served in a variety…

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July 2021

U.S. Potholes in Iraq: 31 Years After Saddam’s Invasion of Kuwait

July 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Zoom Meeting, 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1124
Washington, DC 20006 United States

An NIF Zoom event on where Iraq is today, the U.S. role, how we arrived here, and if the U.S. can play a constructive part in Iraq's future.   Disclaimer: NIF events are by email invitation only and are non-transferable. Please note that when registering for any of our events, all required fields must be properly filled out. We reserve the right to deny entry for those who fail to do so, i.e. inputting "NA" in the "organization" or "job…

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August 2021

Coup in Tunisia: Is This the End of Democracy in North Africa?

August 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Zoom Meeting, 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1124
Washington, DC 20006 United States

An NIF Zoom event discussion on the latest developments in Tunisia and the way out of the current crisis.   Disclaimer: NIF events are by email invitation only and are non-transferable. Please note that when registering for any of our events, all required fields must be properly filled out. We reserve the right to deny entry for those who fail to do so, i.e. inputting "NA" in the "organization" or "job title" section.   Speakers MP Oussama Sghaier, Member of Parliament…

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October 2021

The Institutionalized Discrimination Against Palestinian Citizens of Israel

October 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
National Interest Foundation, 1800 K Street NW, Suite 1124
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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The National Interest Foundation invites you to attend our lunch discussion regarding the living conditions of Palestinian citizens of Israel.   Disclaimer: NIF events are by email invitation only and are non-transferable. Please note that when registering for any of our events, all required fields must be properly filled out. We reserve the right to deny entry for those who fail to do so, i.e. inputting "NA" in the "organization" or "job title" section. Note: COVID-19 social distancing guidelines will…

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December 2021

Iran Nuclear Talks in Vienna: Can the JCPOA be Revived?

December 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Zoom Meeting, 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1124
Washington, DC 20006 United States

An NIF Zoom event discussion regarding the prospects of reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal in the face of negotiations resuming on the issue.   Disclaimer: NIF events are by email invitation only and are non-transferable. Please note that when registering for any of our events, all required fields must be properly filled out. We reserve the right to deny entry for those who fail to do so, i.e. inputting "NA" in the "organization" or "job title" section.   Speakers Trita…

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January 2022

Freedom is in Retreat in the Middle East: 11 Years After the Arab Spring

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Zoom Meeting, 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1124
Washington, DC 20006 United States

An NIF Zoom event discussion regarding the 11-year anniversary of the Arab Spring and the state of freedom, democracy, and human rights in the region.   Disclaimer: NIF events are by email invitation only and are non-transferable. Please note that when registering for any of our events, all required fields must be properly filled out. We reserve the right to deny entry for those who fail to do so, i.e. inputting "NA" in the "organization" or "job title" section.  …

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February 2022

Lunch Meeting with Tunisian Parliamentary Delegation

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
National Interest Foundation, 1800 K Street NW, Suite 1124
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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The National Interest Foundation invites you to attend our lunch discussion regarding the state of democracy in Tunisia under the current political crisis.   Disclaimer: Any RSVPs that are not on our email list will be denied entry. NIF events are by email invitation only and are non-transferable. Please note that when registering for any of our events, all required fields must be properly filled out. We reserve the right to deny entry for those who fail to do so,…

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June 2022

The Abraham Accords Promised Peace: What’s the Reality?

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Zoom Meeting, 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1124
Washington, DC 20006 United States

An NIF Zoom event discussion regarding the shortcomings of the Abraham Accords. Some of the countries who signed on to the agreement claimed that it would improve the daily lives of Palestinians and stop more illegal Israeli settlements. Let's see the facts.   Disclaimer: NIF events are by email invitation only and are non-transferable. Please note that when registering for any of our events, all required fields must be properly filled out. We reserve the right to deny entry for…

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2022 STG/NIF/ORSAM Istanbul Conference – The U.S. and International Shifting Dynamics

June 18
Elite World Europe Hotel, Halkalı Merkez, Basın Ekspres Cd. No:4, 34303
Küçükçekmece/İstanbul, Turkey

Strategic Thinking Group (STG) - Istanbul in Collaboration with The National Interest Foundation (NIF) - Washington D.C. & Center for Middle East Studies (ORSAM) - Ankara are hosting a second international conference under the title: "The U.S. and International Shifting Dynamics" Saturday, June 18, 2022 Istanbul, Turkey                                                                    …

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