Date: February 7, 2020
Location: Rayburn House Office Building
United States House of Representatives

Opening Remarks
Amb. John Craig, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network

Panel 1: Lebanon’s Economic Collapse, its Effect on Hezbollah, and U.S. Priorities in the Region
Dr. Paul Salem, President, Middle East Institute
David Daoud, Research Analyst, United Against a Nuclear Iran
Dr. David Asher, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Moderator: Marc Malek, Managing Partner, Conquest Capital Group

Panel 2: A View from the Ground in Lebanon
Neemat Frem, Member of Parliament, Lebanese Republic
Habib Malik, Associate Professor, Lebanese American University
Moderator: Amb. John Craig, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network

Panel 3: The Future of Pluralism in Lebanon if the Country Fails
Nina Shea, Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute
Bishop A. Elias Zaidan, Eparch of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles
Moderator: Rev. Johnnie Moore, Jr., President, The Congress of Christian Leaders

The Impact of Erdogan and Trump Working Together: an Analysis by an Intimate of Both Presidents
A Discussion with Erbil Gunasti, author of GameChanger: Trump Card: Turkey & Erdogan (Post Hill Press, 2019)
Moderator: Dr. Sasha Toperich, Senior Executive Vice President, Transatlantic Leadership Network

TLN SVP Dr. Sasha Toperich welcomes guests.
Ambassador John Craig delivers opening remarks.
L-R: Marc Malek, Dr. David Asher, Dr. Paul Salem, David Daoud.
L-R: Amb. John Craig, Neemat Frem, Dr. Habib Malik.
L-R: Rev. Johnnie Moore, Jr., Bishop A. Elias Zaidan, Nina Shea.
Erbil Gunasti, author of "GameChanger: Trump Card: Turkey & Erdogan" discusses with TLN SVP Sasha Toperich.