Fawaz Gerges, a Middle East expert, gives a talks featuring two themes: the broken Middle East and the War on Terror. He explores what has happen in the last ten years in the Middle East and explicates why it has become an "institutional wasteland." He then discusses the impact of the war on terror on US foreign policy and Middle Eastern Politics. Gerges poses the questions, "To what extent has the war on terror deepen the cleavages and divide in the Middle East and have been counterproductive to preserving American interest?" and "Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?"