US Institute for Peace to detail Syria Report Sept. 26
Congress directed the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) to facilitate the bipartisan Syria Study Group (SSG) to examine the current state of the conflict and make recommendations on the military and diplomatic strategy of the United States going forward.
To present the SSG’s final report , this panel discussion will examine its assessments and recommendations. This report release follows months of extensive consultations across a broad range of stakeholders and experts. It represents the consensus of all twelve Congressionally-appointed SSG members and offers a bipartisan roadmap for the way ahead.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Member, Senate Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations. (keynote address)
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Mr. Michael Singh, Co-Chair, Syria Study Group
Ms. Dana Stroul, Co-Chair, Syria Study Group
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Event Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm.
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW,
Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. He began writing in 1975 publishing The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues as Special US Correspondent for the Arab News ArabNews.com, at TheArabDailyNews.com, and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday, the Orlando Sentinel, Houston Chronical, and Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
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