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Regional Perspectives on the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit

March 21, 2012 // 3:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
On March 26-27, Seoul will host the second Nuclear Security Summit, an initiative established by the Obama administration in Washington in 2010. Fifty world leaders, as well as scores of NGOs and industry and business representatives on the periphery of the central meeting, will discuss the summit’s main aim: to prevent loose nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists. Naturally, different regional actors will have different agendas and priorities for the summit, and it is therefore important to consider the issues and concerns for Northeast Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and former Soviet states and stakeholders.
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Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future

March 20, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter H. Liotta, co-author of "The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future," was joined by Jaana Remes (McKinsey Global Institute) and Peter Engelke (Stimson Center) to discuss the geopolitical impacts of poorly managed urbanization.
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Iran after the 2012 Parliamentary Elections

March 08, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Bijan Khajehpour analyzed Iran's parliamentary election results and discussed the prospects of economic and political development.
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The United States and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War

March 05, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Charles Smith from the University of Arizona discusses the legacy of the 1967 War and its long term effects.
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Israel, Iran, and the Arabs: A Regional Perspective

February 22, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Four Middle East experts discussed the challenges facing the region in light of the events of the past year, focusing on current tensions between Israel and Iran and the shift in regional relationships.

Post-Occupation Iraq: The Brittleness of Political Institutions

February 15, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Adeed Dawisha discussed Iraq’s political institutions and highlighted how their dysfunction appears to be hindering the transition to democracy.
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Islam & Democracy for the 21st Century

February 13, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
John Voll will examine the intersection of politics and religion in five Islamic countries.

An Assessment of Iran’s Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

February 09, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Middle East Program
Hosein Ghazian, an expert on the electoral process, presented a preview of the March 2 Iranian parliamentary elections.
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A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran

February 01, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Trita Parsi discussed his latest book, focusing on the state of the Obama administration’s diplomatic relations with Iran, how a series of diplomatic failures led to the current state of affairs, and the steps that must be taken moving forward.

Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime

January 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Author Joseph Sassoon translated and analyzed the documents that form the basis of this revealing book about Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party which came to power in 1968 and remained for 35 years, until the 2003 U.S. invasion.

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