Register for the Middle East Dialogue 2019!

Register for the Middle East Dialogue 2019!
March 22, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
The Historic Quaker Meetinghouse
2111 Florida Ave. NW

Register for the Middle East Dialogue 2019!

The 2019 Middle East Dialogue promises a venue rich with discussions and insights regarding issues crucial to the Middle East. You are kindly invited by the Policy Studies Organization to attend this year’s conference. We have an exemplary selection of scholars, policymakers, national representatives, business and nonprofit leaders in this year’s program. It is our hope that interested parties and friends of the PSO will join in on the discussions and networking opportunities at the 2019 MED. For this reason, recipients of this message, and their guests, will receive courtesy registrations for this year’s conference.Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

We kindly ask that if you are interested in attending, register at:

The purpose of the Middle East Dialogue is to promote a multidisciplinary conversation about topics that include, but are not limited to, education initiatives, social, economic, and political reforms, nuclear proliferation, interfaith dialogue, women’s gains and challenges, peace initiatives, and potential areas of conflict in the Middle East. We embrace a spectrum of political and religious persuasions to discuss issues in a spirit of tolerance and free discourse.

Friday, March 22, 2019 at The Historic Quaker Meetinghouse, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Christian and Muslims iconic religious images in Occupied Jerusalem, Palestine. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Christian and Muslims iconic religious images in Occupied Jerusalem, Palestine. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania


Managing Writer at The Arab Daily News
RAY HANANIA — Columnist

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.

"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."

Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia as the Special US Correspondent for the Arab News at, the, and at He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper,, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

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.

The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website, Hanania's columns also appeare in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.

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