Public Diplomacy in Syria

I have just returned from 2 great weeks in Syria. I will be posting some detailed observations shortly, but first is this footage from the Q&A discussion of a lecture that I gave to a Think Tank called the Syrian International Academy (SIA). This group invites a group of intellectuals, foreign diplomats, journalists, and people close to the Syrian government (including former officials) each month to discuss political topics.

I was honored to receive the invitation, and to engage in dialogue with this group. It's more than I can say for the likes of Karen Hughes and Dina Habib Powell!

This 10-minute excerpt covers:
  1. US-Syria relations
  2. negotiations with Israel
  3. democracy promotion in the Middle East
  4. defense of American Democracy
  5. anti-Arab comments at McCain rallies