In six years, the Syria conflict has evolved from a democratic uprising to the world’s most pressing international crisis. As a new administration in the United States hones its policy to address the conflict, Carnegie’s Middle East Program brought together speakers from Syria, other Arab countries, Turkey, Europe, and Russia to examine the potential scenarios for the future of the Syria conflict, the role of external players, as well as the serious political, humanitarian, and security challenges posed by this tragic conflict.


8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:15 a.m.
Marwan Muasher

9:30 a.m.
Conflict Scenarios and International Players

Frederic HofNikolay Kozhanov, Hossein Mousavian, Galip Dalay
Moderator: Joseph Bahout

11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.
Is a Syrian Political Solution Still Possible?

Bassma Kodmani, Rouba Mhaissen, Jihad Makdissi, 
Moderator: Yezid Sayigh

1:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch

1:30 p.m.
Economic Reconstruction and Refugee Repatriation
Riad Hijab, Tayssir Raddawi, Tobias Ellwood, Shanta Devarajan
Moderator:  Maha Yahya

3:00 p.m.