Zakaria to Headline National Conference on Middle East

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attendees to American Middle East Institute’s annual business conference in Pittsburgh will hear from CNN’s Fareed Zakaria during its closing session. The non-profit announced the host of the network’s flagship affairs program will deliver keynote remarks entitled, “Arc of Crisis: Reality and Hope in the Middle East,” before an expected audience of some 1,500 on the evening of October 20 at Carnegie Musical Hall in Pittsburgh.

AMEI president, Simin Curtis, said the award-winning foreign policy commentator offers “a voice that understands the real challenges confronting the Middle East, but also a sophisticated understanding that this region of the world will not remain in crisis forever.” She continued, “The Middle East is home to some of the sturdiest and most resilient people in world history. Fareed knows that business and opportunity marches on – that’s the positive message about the region. We’ve invited Dr. Zakaria because he expresses this truth like few others.”


AMEI’s annual conference, the 2015 Health & Technology Forum, will take place on October 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event is noted for its ability to attract high level members of Middle East ministries, embassies and American, Middle East and North African decision makers representing leading global companies.

Each year, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based American Middle East Institute convenes the high-level forum for business leaders interested in pursuing the economic opportunities in the Middle East. The AMEI Conference offers an intimate environment for corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to showcase successes and engage in personal interaction.

Tickets to Dr. Zakaria’s evening remarks are available for purchase here (, and all-access tickets to the daylong conference are available at the institute’s website:

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Source:American Middle East Institute