Middle East and North Africa Events

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The Transformation of the Middle East: Challenge and Response of the International Community

January 18, 2012 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
A Director's Forum with Ambassador Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations

Justice Iranian Style: Tehran's Extrajudicial Assassinations

January 12, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Roya Hakakian, an Iranian-American poet, writer, and journalist, discussed the Mykonos Restaurant assassination of 1992, in Berlin in which three exiled Kurdish-Iranian opposition leaders were killed, and its effects on Iran’s relationship with the West, as well as the case’s impact on Iran’s extrajudicial assassination program.

Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey Through Afghanistan

January 10, 2012 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Journalist and author Fariba Nawa discussed her recently published book, Opium Nation, as well as the role of women in the drug trade in Afghanistan and within Afghan society during the war led by the United States.
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Enemies or Allies in the New Middle East? Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia

December 19, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Three Middle East experts discussed the complicated and changing relationships between Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia in the post-Arab Spring environment.
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The Impact of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict on the Arab and Jewish Diasporas in Latin America

December 09, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Middle East Program
Kaufman’s study builds on previously explored interactions among the homeland, diasporas, and the host country by highlighting the actual and potential links among both Arab and Jewish communities specifically in Latin America and their relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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In the Middle of the Storm: Development and Governance in the Arab World

December 06, 2011 // 9:00am2:00pm
Middle East Program
"A year has passed, and the state of play remains uncertain. Spring has turned to autumn, and autumn to winter," said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde during a conference on the gap between development and governance in the Arab world.
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Male Leaders Speak: Critical Strategies for Combatting Gender-Based Violence

November 22, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Panelists discussed the importance of male engagement and the roles men and boys can play in effectively combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Held to launch the 16 days of activism against gender violence (Nov. 25 – Dec. 10), this conversation featured four of the world’s foremost male spokespeople for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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Engaging Faith-Based Organizations in the Response to Maternal Mortality

November 16, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are often at the frontline of healthcare in developing countries and have networks in the most remote regions. This panel discussion highlighted the successes and challenges of FBOs in the field.

Egypt's Parliamentary Elections: Expectations and Challenges

November 15, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
The initiation of the Egyptian parliamentary elections on November 28 presented a critical test for Egypt's fragile transition to democratic rule and was watched closely throughout the region and the world.

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