December 7, 2017

 

An Ambassador’s Forum on

“Egypt-U.S. Strategic Partnership”

with Ambassador Yasser Reda

 

 

This event can be viewed on UStream.

The November 24, 2017 massacre on defenseless worshipers in a Sinai mosque is another sober reminder that Egypt continues to confront terrorist groups that conduct deadly attacks on civilians as well as government, police, and military targets throughout the country. These security concerns also have significant international strategic implications.

 

In the face of these challenges, a key element of combating terrorism at home and abroad is the decades-long Egyptian-U.S. partnership, including efforts on legislation, law enforcement, and countering violent extremism. In addition, Egypt continues to contribute to the work of the Global Counterterrorism Forum, the UN, and other bodies.

 

An assessment of the past lessons and future outlook for Egypt-U.S. relations was offered by Ambassador Yasser Reda.

 

 

 

                                                                                       

 

Moderator:               

Professor Yonah Alexander

Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

                                                                                       

 

Speaker:                     

Ambassador Yasser Reda

Ambassador of Egypt to the United States

 

Ambassador Yasser Reda is Egypt’s ambassador to the United States of America. He is a senior career diplomat that has served, twice, as the Assistant minister of Foreign Affairs and chief of the Minister’s Cabinet, from October 2013 to August 2015, and from June 2006 to August 2008. Ambassador Reda was Egypt’s Ambassador to Israel from September 2008 to August 2012, and deputy chief-of-mission in Egypt’s embassy in Berlin, Germany. He has also served, during his 33-year career in the Egyptian diplomatic service, in Egypt’s embassies in Italy, Iraq, Cyprus and China.

 

Born in 1958, Ambassador Reda received a B.A. in Commerce from Cairo University, and speaks Arabic, English and French.

 

Closing Remarks:      

Professor Don Wallace, Jr.

Chairman, International Law Institute

 

IUCTS Highlights

Seminars

 

December 19, 2017

Security Challenges in the Balkans: Quo Vadis?

 

December 7, 2017

Egypt-U.S. Strategic Partnership

 

November 20, 2017

Spanish-U.S. Strategic Partnership

 

November 13, 2017

Czech Republic-U.S. Strategic Partnership

 

October 31, 2017

Can the State System and Separatism Co-Exist?

 

September 11, 2017

Al-Qa'ida: Sixteen Years After 9/11 and Beyond

 

August 24, 2017

Combating Biological Terrorism: Roadmaps for Global Strategies

 

June 29, 2017

The Role of Diplomacy in Combating Terrorism

 

June 9, 2017

European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies: Quo Vadis?

 

May 24, 2017

"Is a New Middle East Strategic Order Emerging?"

 

April 20, 2017

"Terrorism and the Media: Dilemmas for Government, Journalists, and the Public"

 

April 13, 2017

"Security Challenges in Africa: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

 

March 23, 2017

"Preventing WMD Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook" 

 

February 23, 2017

"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

 

December 16, 2016

"Latin America's Security Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era"

 

Additional past events 

Op-ed

 

The Times of Israel on October 25, 2017: "Nuclear Terrorism: Before its too late" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig