"The liberation of Mosul and the inevitable, approaching liberation of Raqqa in Syria will not be the end of the Islamic State and its evil ideology. But they crush the group’s pretense to having an actual “state” based upon it. As its surviving leaders scurry to the corners of the desert, no longer can they claim to head a winning movement. Their defeat diminishes the inspiration for violent extremists, or simply lost souls on social media, to attack Americans and our friends. This is a necessary step forward in combating terrorism. Americans are safer for it."
**LOCATION CHANGE** Please note the new location: Charles Hotel, Ballroom: 1 Bennett St. Cambridge, MA
His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, in conversation with Nicholas Burns, Director, Future of Diplomacy Project, Faculty Chair, Middle East Initiative and Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School, and David Gergen, Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership and Professor of Public Service, Harvard Kennedy School.
Please RSVP here (required) by Thursday, October 6.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School as part of the Emirates Leadership Initiative.