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Virtual Fireside | Congress and the Conflict in Gaza: A Conversation with Congressman Adam Smith

Oct 20, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am ET


On October 20, CNAS hosted a virtual event with Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA 9th District), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, and hosted by Jonathan Lord, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at CNAS. Lord and Ranking Member Smith discussed the current conflict in Gaza, stemming from Hamas’s October 7th terrorist attack on Israel; Washington’s response to and role in the conflict; Saudi-Israel normalization prospects; and Middle East regional security integration.

Featured Speaker:

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA 9th District)
Ranking Member
House Armed Services Committee


Jonathan Lord
Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

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