Dr. Michael Sharnoff, Director of the Regional Studies program at Daniel Morgan Graduate School and author of Nasser’s Peace, attended and led a panel discussion at the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa’s (ASMEA) 2017 Conference in Rosslyn, Virginia last week. The conference explored a wide range of regional issues in the Middle East and Africa, including economics, governance, security, regional stability, terrorism, religion, and water rights. Attendees at the conference’s many events included noteworthy scholars, government officials, NGO members, and a significant number of graduate and undergraduate students.

Dr. Sharnoff’s panel focused on the 50 year anniversary of the Six Day War between Egypt and Israel and its implications on contemporary regional security and stability. Dr. Sharnoff led panelists including Brigadier General Dani Asher of the Israeli armed services, Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez of the Truman Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Ofer Israeli of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. Dr. Sharnoff and the panelists explored the Soviet military doctrinal influence on the Egyptian Army during this time, as well as how this war laid the groundwork for Egypt’s next offensive against Israel – the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

Daniel Morgan Graduate School students asked questions during several different panel discussions and had the opportunity to network with the other event attendees and panelists during the three-day conference.

Michael Sharnoff, Ph.D.

Program Chair

Dr. Michael Sharnoff is the Director of Regional Studies at DMGS, where he is an Associate Professor of Middle East Studies. He is the author of Nasser’s Peace: Egypt’s Response to the 1967 War with Israel (2017).

Dr. Sharnoff has traveled extensively in the Middle East and has lived in three major world capitals. He has congressional experience on Capitol Hill; worked at influential policy centers in Washington; and publishes frequently on the Middle East. His articles have appeared in major publications including The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Al Arabiya, Palestine-Israel Journal and Your Middle East. He completed a Ph.D. in Middle East Studies from King’s College, London, and his research interests include the Arab-Israeli conflict, Political Islam and contemporary Middle Eastern history.