Like all summits before, there will be dynamic presentations and roundtable discussions on key issues facing policymakers and think tanks in a region prone to turbulent political changes. Conversations on the lingering impact of the refugee crisis, trade, and the new face of international relations, as well as institutional challenges facing think tanks in regard to funding, staffing, and communication will take place. We hope to further discuss the trade-off between influence and independence in our continued efforts to make the greatest policy impact and produce a healthy dialogue in governance. As stressed in the 2017 MENA Summit, issues impacting individual nations in MENA are more often than not regional issues.
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