Info/invitation to event in NYC

For those of you residing in the New York area, you're invited to attend the following conference on in which I'll be one of the three speakers:

The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation
Presents a debate:

Responding to Anti-Americanism in the Arab World:
Have We Been Effective Since 9/11?

David Frum
American Enterprise Institute
Author: An End to Evil
The Right Man

Craig Charney
President, Charney Research
Award winning Pollster of Arab Attitudes

Leon T. Hadar
Cato Institute
Author: Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East

Over the five years since 9/11, American foreign policy, security policy, and psychology have been reshaped to address Arab anger and the terrorism that can result from it. On 9/11 what most of the world saw as a horrific act of brutality, many in the Arab streets saw as a success. While currently the Iraq war overshadows all, the Administration has also aggressively sought to engage the Arab world and convince it that America is not the enemy it assumes. Have these efforts been successful? Are they hopelessly overshadowed by the Iraq War and our Israeli alliance? Does trying to understand and react to the motivation of the Jihadists amount to appeasement? Should we simply be grateful that -- despite several well publicized attempts -- there has not been a major terrorist attack on American soil in the five years since 9/11?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006
6:30 P.M. Prompt
(Free and open to the public - Reception to follow)

The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, New York
(Corner of 34th Street & 5th Avenue)

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