AUC Forum Camp David at 40 - Session 1 - THE MAKING OF CAMP DAVID: Views from the Inside (Part 1)

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WITH A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER PROGRAM: A Word of Welcome - Mr. Francis Ricciardone - AUC President Opening Remarks - Professor Bahgat Korany - Director, AUC Forum Session 1 - The Making of Camp David - Views from the Inside Speakers: Dr. Nabil El Araby - Former Foreign Minister of Egypt, Former Secretary-General of the League of Arab States , Participant at Camp David Professor William Quandt - Emeritus Professor , University of Virginia ; Former National Security Staff , Assistant to President Carter for the Middle East ; Participant at Camp David Chair - Dean Nabil Fahmy - Founding Dean of GAPP In the conflict-ridden Middle East, the 1978-Camp David Peace Accords between Egypt and Israel are a milestone. This 13-day meeting under the leadership of U.S. President Jimmy Carter took place like a suspense story, a thriller movie, with delegations occasionally packing to leave rather than continuing negotiations. In fact, skepticism about the results continued until the very end. Just before signing the accords, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel resigned his post, becoming the second Egyptian foreign minister to resign in less than a year. The Camp David Accords are a milestone in another sense. With the biggest Arab country signing a unilateral peace treaty with the Arab world’s traditional enemy while a state of war still existed after four regional wars, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat set a new foreign policy behavior that will determine the region’s future. In retrospect in 2018, we can indeed talk about the Camp David Regional Order. In addition to Carter’s substantive message, this international one- day conference will gather well-known experts, some participated in the conference back in 1978, to recollect, inform and analyze.


Camp David, Treaty, Egypt, Israel, Arab conflict


AUC Forum

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September 2018

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