The Future of U.S.-Egypt Relations: A View From the Next Generation
Executive Director, Hollings Center for International Dialogue
Acting Director General, Egypt's International Economic Forum
Director of Policy and Government Relations, Americans for Peace Now
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and former Vice President, Egyptian American Cultural Association
Thirty years after Camp David, the future of U.S.-Egypt relations is uncertain. The two countries still share important interests. But recent years have witnessed a growing divide between Cairo and Washington on some issues, and people-to-people ties remain strikingly underdeveloped. This summer, the Hollings Center and Egypt's International Economic Forum convened a select group of 25 Egyptians and Americans from their late 20s to early 40s for a unique dialogue on how each country perceives the other and how to strengthen the relationship in the coming decade. The panelists will present the group's findings on foreign policy cooperation, democracy promotion, aid and trade, and the role of civil society.