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Arab Spring or Arab Winter (or Both)? Implications for U.S. Policy

July 19, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Marwan Muasher, Ellen Laipson, Rami Khouri and Aaron David Miller discussed perspectives and policy implications of this year’s unrest in the Middle East, pointing out key observations and implications for the United States.
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Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

July 13, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
In “Rock the Casbah,” Wright, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and television commentator, tells the personal stories behind the rejection of both autocrats and extremists in the Muslim world.
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Libya: Death of an "Idea"?

July 12, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Even though neither the members of the Transitional Council nor the international community have expressed the willingness to see Libya divided, and continue to pay lip service to the "idea" of one united Libya, de facto, they are preparing for such a possibility. Karim Mezran provides analysis of the evolution of the revolt, its dynamics, and its potential outcomes.
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Countdown to 2012: Mexico's Electoral Landscape in the Year Ahead

July 08, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
A diverse team of experts discussed Mexico’s political landscape as the country prepares for presidential elections in 2012. They examined prospects for the major candidates and parties, how the economy, security and foreign relations are likely to be debated, and the health of Mexico’s electoral system.
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Mexico's Presidential Elections: Implications for the U.S. Relationship with its Neighbor Next Door

June 28, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Once every twelve years, presidential elections in Mexico and the United States fall in the same year. Mexico Institute Director Andrew Selee and Senior Associate Eric L. Olson examined the current political landscape in Mexico and the implications for the 2012 presidential elections in both countries.

Morocco in Transition: The Arab Spring Lives On

June 27, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ahmed Herzenni, a member of the commission that drafted the new Moroccan constitutional amendments, discussed the document, focusing on the political and social climate that led to its writing and the main changes it proposes.

The Working Group on the Western Balkans: Confronting Illegitimacy

June 27, 2011 // 10:00am3:00pm
Global Europe Program
The EU and the US agree that the long-term goal for the Western Balkans is European integration. For a variety of reasons, however, progress on this goal has stalled. This series aims at launching a discussion on the hurdles to enlargement in the Western Balkans, the tools available to various international actors in the region, and how these resources might best be applied to reach the goal of integration most efficiently. These meetings, therefore, address issues that are at the core of the making the Transatlantic relationship work.

Turkey's Elections: Great Expectations for Democratization or Business as Usual?

June 16, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Fuat Keyman, Director, Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University (Turkey)
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Iran: Will Repression Succeed?

June 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
The Iranian government responded to the massive protests that followed the contested 2009 presidential election with a severe clampdown on dissent, including widespread arrests, show trials, press and internet controls and the silencing of opposition leaders. Iranians have remained quiescent during the "Arab spring" and the unrest that is shaking the Arab world. Our panelists examine whether this means repression has succeeded in Iran or whether the proponents of democracy and of the opposition Green Movement are merely biding their time.
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Revolution and Women's Rights: The Case of Egypt

June 15, 2011 // 10:30am11:45am
Middle East Program
Calling in from Cairo via Skype, a panel of three women activists discuss the role of women before, during, and after Egypt's January 25th revolution. The panelists draw upon their perspectives on recent events.

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