Under the Patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Delphi Economic Forum IX

April 10-13, 2024

Henri Barkey

Henri Barkey

Henri Barkey


Lehigh University/ Council on Foreign Relations, United States

Henri J. Barkey is the Cohen Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council of Foreign Relations.

Friday 12

  • 15.10 - 15.55

    Geopolitics and Today's Middle East


    location_onArtemis Hall | European Cultural Centre of Delphi

    Programming Partner: RAND Corporation

    The present war in Gaza and the Abraham Accords have changed the dynamics to today’s Middle East. While we do not know where the Israel-Palestinian conflict will be in six months, there will undoubtedly be a new dimension to geopolitical rivalries in the region. The Houthis started attacking ships in the Red Sea in October 2023, but just one month before at the G20 summit, leading nations and the European Union announced a potential new India-Middle East-Europe Corridor. U.S. policy priorities are changing, from a disengagement preference at the beginning of the present Administration to once again trying to shape a new security and economic future for the region. Change is also important for Europe — and Greece — as the first European point of contact for the proposed IMEC is Piraeus. The panel will look beyond the Gaza war to U.S.-Europe-Middle East economic potential, including transit and technology, and likely Chinese, Iranian and Russian strategies in response. 

Saturday 13

  • 10.50 - 11.30

    The Future of the Middle East


    location_onArtemis Hall | European Cultural Centre of Delphi