Over two days, MEPS will include several panel discussions with senior decision-makers as well as thought-leaders, including heads of state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations.
This session enables a dynamic discussion on Iraq’s future that focuses on a potential conflict on Iraqi soil between the US and Iran, the implications of the US withdrawal in Syria and the prospects of Iraq playing the role of mediator amid the plethora of crises and threats that have emerged in recent months and years.
This session examines the lessons of the past that can ensure Erbil and Baghdad move forward as part of a framework that allows for long-term, sustainable mutual co-existence and co-operation. The discussion will be frank and policy focused to offer a fresh and insightful perspective that is both dynamic and analytically rich.
This session provides an opportunity for the Prime Minister to showcase his vision for Kurdistan, Iraq and the region. A series of policy announcements will be made by the Prime Minister.
This session focuses on how different stakeholders can secure the peace in post-conflict transitions. It will offer a broad spectrum of perspectives from regional and international scholars focused on good governance in challenging contexts, reconciliation and inclusive political participation.
This panel examines and evaluates the current and future role of Western powers amid the rise of China, Russian assertiveness and US withdrawal and disengagement from the Middle East. It will establish the implications of Western disengagement for regional peace and security.