Middle East and North Africa Events

Revolution and Rebirth: The View from Alexandria, Egypt

June 26, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ismail Serageldin discusses how Egypt’s Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) saw the rebirth of an ancient institution of scholarship and learning. For eight years in Mubarak’s Egypt, the BA was a beacon for freedom and enlightenment, and helped promote the deep currents that fed Egypt’s revolution in the Arab Spring. Yet its own values and commitments were and are being put to the test as the Egyptian people challenge authority and take charge of their own destiny.
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The Arab Awakening: Is Democracy a Mirage?

June 20, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
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The Dynamics of Iran’s Domestic Policy

May 22, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Middle East Program
On the eve of the Baghdad meeting between Iran and the P5+1, two Iran experts discussed the role of domestic dynamics.
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Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment

May 21, 2012 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Middle East Program
Fawaz Gerges argues that with a new Middle East emerging from the revolutionary rubble, now is the time for President Obama to truly make headway in the region. In his new book, Obama and the Middle East: The End Of America's Moment, he dissects President Obama’s Middle East strategy.
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Peace Without Partners: Can Israeli Unilateralism Lead to a Two-State Solution?

May 17, 2012 // 11:30am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Blue White Future, a non-partisan Israeli organization that seeks to help achieve a two-state solution, has developed a radical new approach to achieve this goal. Blue White Future’s co-founder Ami Ayalon presented the plan and for a wide-ranging discussion of prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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Palestine's State Building: Towards Economic Independence

May 15, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
The current framework governing the economic relations between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority has failed to deliver economic prosperity and opportunity to the Palestinian people. The resulting economic stagnation could threaten peace in the region. Experts offered an in-depth discussion of this topic.

Is the Arab Awakening Marginalizing Women?

May 14, 2012 // 9:00am12:45pm
Middle East Program
The Middle East Program and the Council of Women World Leaders present "Is the Arab Awakening Marginalizing Women?" This conference was designed to assess how women in the MENA region have been affected by the Arab Awakening.
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The Arab Awakening: Implications for Al Qaeda and the Future of Terrorism

May 10, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
Expert panelists will explore whether the Arab Awakening has marginalized Al Qaeda or presents opportunities (such as sectarian tensions) that it can exploit.
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Global Water Security: The Intelligence Community Assessment

May 09, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists from the Department of State, National Intelligence Council, Stimson Center, and National Geographic came together at the Wilson Center recently to discuss the U.S. intelligence community’s global water security assessment.
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What to Do About Syria?

May 09, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Middle East Program
Options for resolving the Syrian crisis run from bad to worse. How should the international community respond to the regime’s crackdown, sectarian conflict and Kofi Annan’s diplomacy?

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