2017~10 Oct 25 IDC_2196.nef

In Defense of Christians
2017 National Advocacy Summit
Fourth Annual Solidarity Dinner

Lebanon and Syria: Security and Stability Post Conflict
Tonia Khouri
Chairman of Economic Development for DuPage County
Neemat Frem
President of The Maronite Foundation in the World
Alberto Fernandez
President of The Middle East Broadcasting Networks
Alexis Moukarzel
On the Board of Advisors for In Defense of Christians
Charles Hage
Vice President of The Maronite Foundation in the World

Pre-Panel Remarks by Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia at the U.S. Department of State

Pre-Panel Remarks Tristan Azbej
Deputy State Secretary, Government of Hungary

How to Advance U.S. Interests by Protecting Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Mark Tooley
President of The Institute on Religion and Democracy
Loay Mikhael
Head of Foreign Relations Committee of the Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council
Stephen Hollingshead
Managing Director of the Safe Haven Project
Robert Nicholson
Executive Director of The Philos Project
Andrew Walther
Vice President of Communications and Strategic Planning of the Knights of Columbus
Nermien Riad
Executive Director of Coptic Orphans

Special remarks by Robert Destro, Catholic University Law Professor

Lunch and Panel: Who Are America’s Allies and Enemies in the Middle East? A Hard Look at Turkey, Iran and the Gulf States
Andrew Doran
Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser of In Defense of Christians
Aram Hamparian
Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of America
Kent Hill
Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Institute
Brian Katulis

Solidarity Summit
Aber Nehme
Andrew Doran
Carl Anderson
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
Pam Pryor
His Beatitude
Moran Mar Behara Boutros al-Rai
His Beatitude John X Yazigi
Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart
Toufic Baaklini
Congressman Chris Smith