Middle East and North Africa Events

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The Iran Nuclear Deal: The View from the Region

July 29, 2015 // 9:30am10:45am
Middle East Program
Join us as four analysts and observers of Iran and Middle Eastern politics assess the state of the current deal, the implications of this accord and the consequences for the region.

The Role of Humanitarian NGOs in Turkey’s Peacebuilding

July 23, 2015 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Global Europe Program
Recent years have seen Turkish humanitarian non-governmental organizations play a growing role in international peacebuilding. To what extent can we talk about an interaction between the state and the NGOs? Is it a sustainable model or one dependent upon temporary policies?
Podcast

The Iran Deal: Is This Really the Endgame?

July 16, 2015 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
In this podcast, four analysts and observers of Iran, Middle Eastern politics, and U.S. foreign policy assess the state of the current deal, the implications of this accord and the consequences for the region.

CANCELLED: The Iran Negotiations: Is this Really the End Game?

July 08, 2015 // 11:00am12:15pm
Middle East Program
Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement. We will postpone this event on Wednesday, July 8 until a deal is announced.
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Rouhani at Two Years: An Assessment on the Cusp of a Nuclear Deal

June 25, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Attention during President Rouhani's first two years in office has understandably been focused on Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5+1. Yet these two years have also witnessed important developments—and conflicts—in the sphere of politics, the economy, human rights, and social policy. Our panel examined this broad spectrum of issues.

Sarajevo Roses, Tahrir Protests & Djerbahood: Injustice, Youth & Resilience

June 03, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
In the Balkans, local youth, unsatisfied by attempts to deal with post-conflict and post-authoritarian injustice, launched their own forms of activism. Arnaud Kurze will discuss why and how, despite repressive politics, youth were able to create alternative spaces to express their political voice.
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A Retrospective: Gender and Politics in the Work of Shirin Neshat

May 18, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Three distinguished authors and specialists on Iran discuss the achievements of the renowned artist, Shirin Neshat, whose work articulates, in original, imaginative art, the cultural and political dilemmas facing women in a society seeking to navigate the crossroads of Islam and the West. This meeting is the first of two meetings on Shirin Neshat’s artwork.

Russia and the Middle East after Crimea

May 12, 2015 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
During Vladimir Putin's presidency, the Middle East has been a major zone of Russian foreign engagement. As tensions between the West and Russia have grown due to the conflict in Ukraine, the Middle East has emerged once again as a potential playing field for geopolitical competition. Paul du Quenoy discussed how Russia interacts with the people and nations of the Middle East, illuminating Vladimir Putin’s complex and often paradoxical approach to the region since his seizure of Crimea in 2014.
Podcast

Israel’s New Government: Policies and Prospects

May 08, 2015 // 11:00am12:00pm
The formation of the new Netanyahu Government raises a great many questions about its policies and prospects. In this podcast conversation, two veteran analysts and scholars of Israeli politics and diplomacy assess and discuss.

A Conversation with Ephraim Sneh

April 28, 2015 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Middle East Program
How does Israel look at the emerging U.S.-Iranian nuclear agreement? What are the prospects of negotiations with the Palestinians? And what are the implications of recent Israeli elections for Israel’s national security policies? Please join us for the second in a series of conversations with prominent Israeli politicians and experts about the future of Israel in the region and the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

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