Syria: Should the United States Do More?

In January 2013, the McCain Institute for International Leadership launched its Debate and Decision Series with an inaugural event entitled “Should the United States Save Syria?” A distinguished group of debaters tackled the topic during a live debate moderated by CNN’s Elise Labott at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington.

Two years later, the McCain Institute will revisit this issue - examining the current situation in Syria, the rise of ISIS and the expansion of the conflict into Iraq.

We look forward to a lively debate, as leading U.S. and Syria experts tackle the question: “Syria: Should the United States Do More?” the latest in our Debate and Decision Series events at the McCain Institute.

Team 1:

Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow

The Washington Institute

Mike Doran, Senior Fellow

Hudson Institute

Team 2:

Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor

The University of Oklahoma College of International Studies

Moderated by Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent


Reception begins: 5:00 pm EST

Debate begins: 5:30 pm EST

If you are unable to attend the debate, please watch live:

Prior to the debate, the Institute is partnering with New America for a full-day Syria conference. 8:30am to 4:00pm (EST) FHI 360 Conference Center, 8th Floor 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009

To RSVP for the full-day conference and to learn more click here.

Event Information

Jan 15, 2015

U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004