Dr. Ben-Meir hosts leaders from around the world in conversations that probe critical global issues and the policies our guests are designing to address them.
Join Ambassador Yasser Reda and Alon Ben-Meir for a conversation focused on President Sisi’s handling of terrorism in the Sinai and his collaboration with Israel in dealing with extremism sweeping the region. How has the relationship between Egypt and Hamas changed since the organization modified their charter? The conversation will also explore the strategy that Egypt and the Gulf states, along with Israel, are pursuing to confront the present and future Iranian threat. To what extent might the Trump administration be involved, given its new strategic approach to the region?
Ambassador Yasser Reda is Egypt’s newly-appointed ambassador to the United States of America. He is a senior career diplomat that has served, twice, as the Assistant minister of Foreign Affairs and chief of the Minister’s Cabinet, from October 2013 to August 2015, and from June 2006 to August 2008. Ambassador Reda was Egypt’s Ambassador to Israel from September 2008 to August 2012, and deputy chief-of-mission in Egypt’s embassy in Berlin, Germany. He has also served, during his 33-year career in the Egyptian diplomatic service, in Egypt’s embassies in Italy, Iraq, Cyprus and China. Born in 1958, Ambassador Reda received a B.A. in Commerce from Cairo University, and speaks Arabic, English and French. He is married.
Guest: H.E. Ambassador Yasser Reda, Ambassador of Egypt to the United States
15 Barclay Street, Room 430 (Woolworth Building)
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