On Thursday, July 8, 2021, the Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) is organizing a webinar Via Zoom in which a discussion will focus on the current situation in Gaza and reconstruction efforts following the recent Israeli attacks. Speakers will discuss the continuous cycle of destruction and reconstruction in Gaza, the challenges to rebuilding and development programs, the effects of the 14-year Israeli blockade, and the politics on international funding.

In this webinar, we will launch our new policy brief in which Professor Sultan Barakat, Director, CHS, Dr. Sansom Milton, Senior Research Fellow, CHS, and Dr. Ghassan Elkahlout, Head of the MA Program in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies explore the cycle of destruction and reconstruction over two decades and offer lessons learned and recommendations for a new strategy for the Gaza Strip.

The policy brief will be published on our website and on ACW's website in due course.

 The speakers at the event include:

Yara M. Asi

Non-resident Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC; Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of Central Florida

Sean Carroll

President and CEO, American Near East Refugee Aid (Anera)

Joseph P. Saba

Senior Adviser, Fragile and Conflict States, The World Bank; Adjunct Professor, Rule of Law for Development Program, Loyola University Chicago

Ghassan Elkahlout

Head of the MA Program in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Khalil E. Jahshan – Moderator

Executive Director, Arab Center Washington DC