Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST) Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley visited Amman on February 14 and 15 to consult with political leaders, entrepreneurs, civil society organizers, and members of the refugee community and discuss the reverberating effects of the region’s continuing conflicts.

While in Amman, Albright and Hadley were received by His Majesty King Abdullah as well as Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh to discuss the Kingdom’s outlook on ongoing regional events. Further, the Jordanian civil society organization Al-Hayat hosted a roundtable discussion with Hadley and Albright, enabling them to engage directly with Jordanian civil society leaders and those working in refugee communities.

MEST is a bipartisan Atlantic Council initiative to try to better understand the underlying dynamics behind the current crises in the region and develop a long-term strategy for supporting the people of the Middle East in building a stable, prosperous future based on legitimate, well-governed states. To accomplish this, MEST emphasizes collaboration with international partners and experts—especially those in the Middle East. 

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