This House believes President Assad must resign
Sunday November 27 2011
MOTION PASSED by 91% to 9%
Obeida NahasSpeaking for the motion
Obeida Nahas is a Syrian politician and member of the Syrian National Council. He’s the director of the Levant Institute, a London-based think tank specialising in Syria and member of the National action group for Syria.
Ammar WaqqafSpeaking against the motion
Ammar Waqqaf is a management consultant and member of the Syrian social group – a pro-government group supporting reform which was formed in response to recent events in Syria.
The group aims to promote peaceful and smooth reform led by the incumbent government.
Emile HokayemSpeaking for the motion
Emile Hokayem is the Senior Fellow for Regional Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies based in Bahrain. Prior to joining the Institute, he was the Political Editor and international affairs columnist of the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National. He has testified in front of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Syria and Lebanon and spoken on Gulf affairs in front of various government and non-government audiences.
Kamel WazneSpeaking against the motion
Kamel Wazne is a political analyst and academic based in Lebanon. He is the founder of the Center of American Strategic Studies in Beirut, a think tank that covers regional issues. Previously he taught international relations, economics and finance at the City University of New York and is a frequent commentator for a number of regional publications and international news organisations.