At the Global Strategic Review 2007: The Role of NATO in Meeting Global Challenges, Professor Uzi Arad discusses Some Observations on Future Challenges to Middle East Security; Dr Farhad Kazemi discusses Iran and Regional Security; and Dr Mamoun Fandy discusses State and Community Security. Dr John Chipman chairs the discussion.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) brought together over three hundred senior government officials, leading researchers, and many of the Institute's influential members from around the world to discuss and address some of the world's most critical issues at the 5th IISS Global Strategic Review (GSR) held in Geneva.
Prof. Uzi Arad is the Founding Head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, where he established and chairs the Annual Herzliya Conference Series on Israelâ€™s Balance of National Security. Concurrently, Advisor to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
Prof. Arad served in the Mossad for some twenty-five years holding senior positions in Israel and abroad, his last position being Director of Intelligence, after which he was appointed the Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In the course of his academic and government career, Prof. Arad published numerous books and articles, among them Sharing Global Resources for the New York Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. John Chipman
Dr. John Chipman is the Director-General and Chief Executive at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, England.
Dr. Mamoum Fandy
Dr. Mamoum Fandy previously served as Senior Fellow of Arab and Middle East Politics at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in the US, and as Editor of the bi-monthly Qadaya Alamiyya (Global Issues).
Prior to that he was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington DC, Professor of Middle East Politics at the Near Eastâ€“South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) at the National Defense University, and Professor of Arab Politics at Georgetown University.
His publications have included Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Dissent; Kuwait as a New Concept of International Politics; and (Un) Civil war of Words: The Politics of Arab Media (forthcoming). Dr Fandyâ€™s popular articles have appeared the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and more regularly in the Christian Science Monitor. He is a columnist for the Pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat. He appears on various TV channels such as CNN, FoxNews, BBC and PBS , al-Arabiya and many other Arabic TV channels.
Dr. Farhad Kazemi
Dr. Farhad Kazemi is professor of Politics and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University. A leading scholar on issues of the Middle East, Kazemi is a member of the Advisory Group for Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World, appointed in 2003. He is affiliated with several notable organizations, including President of the Middle Eastern Studies Association and former President of the Society for Iranian Studies.
Among his many accomplishments, Kazemi is a leading member of several organizations including the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, the International Society of Political Psychology, the International Political Science Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Atlantic Council.