This event is part of the Middle East Initiative's "Middle East Dialogues," a series of frank, open, and probing encounters with vital and varied perspectives on the current conflict, its causes, and the prospects for peace and progress in the region: 

  • A Conversation with Jared Kushner, former senior advisor to President Donald Trump - Thursday, February 15, 4:30-6:00pm
  • A Conversation with Matt Duss, former foreign policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders - Thursday, February 29, 4:30-6:00pm
  • A Conversation with Dalal Saeb Iriqat, columnist and professor, Arab American University Palestine, March 7, 12:00-1:30pm
  • A Conversation with Salam Fayyad, former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority - Tuesday, March 26, 4:30-6:00pm
  • A Conversation with Einat Wilf, author and former member of Knesset - Friday, April 12, 12:00-1:30pm
  • A Conversation with Bret Stephens, New York Times opinion columnist - Monday, April 29, 6:00-7:30pm

These events are open to HUID holders only. Registration is required.

Matthew Duss is Executive Vice-President at the Center for International Policy. Before joining CIP, Duss was a visiting scholar in the American Statecraft Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From 2017-22, Duss was foreign policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt). From 2014-17, Duss was the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. From 2008-14 Duss was a National Security and International Policy analyst at the Center for American Progress.

Duss’s work has been widely published, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, The American Prospect, and Foreign Policy.

Duss has an MA in International Studies from the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School, and a BA in political science from the University of Washington.