Middle East and North Africa Events

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Book Talk - Iran's Long Reach: Iran as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World

December 08, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Saban Center for Middle East Policy; David Ignatius, Washington Post Columnist, Associate Editor and Novelist; Daniel Brumberg, Acting Director of USIP's Muslim World Initiative and Co-Director, Georgetown University's Democracy and Governance Program; and chaired by Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center

Charity in Islamic Societies

November 24, 2008 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
Amy Singer, Author and Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern & African History, and Chair, Women Studies Forum, Tel Aviv University
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Book Talk - Syria and Iran: A Strategic Alliance or Marriage of Convenience?

November 21, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Jubin Goodarzi Author and Professor, International Relations Department, Webster University Geneva, Switzerland
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Book Launch: The King's Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America's Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia

November 12, 2008 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: David Ottaway, Author, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Investigative/Special Projects Reporter, The Washington Post; Jean-Francois Seznec, Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University; Robert Vitalis, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania.

Iraqi Women as Agents of Peace

October 31, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
An off the record round table discussion with a group of Iraqi women that are active on the ground.
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Secularism in the Muslim Diaspora

October 27, 2008 // 8:15am4:30pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Bassam Tibi, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Affairs, Göttingen University; Jean-Pierre Filiu, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University; Associate Professor, Political Science and Chair, Middle East Studies, Sciences Po, Paris, France; Philippa Strum, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Maajid Nawaz, Director, The Quilliam Foundation, London, England; Afshin Ellian, Professor of International Criminal Law, University of Leiden, Netherlands; and Cheryl Benard, Director, Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth, Center for Middle East Public Policy, RAND Corporation; Jonathan Laurence, Coeditor, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College; and Peter Mandaville, Associate Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs and Co-Director of the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University.
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McCain, Obama, and the Middle East:The influence of Domestic Politics on U.S. Policy

October 20, 2008 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Graeme Bannerman, Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute and Former Chief of Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Hussein Ibish, Executive Director, The Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership and Senior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine; Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and former U.S. Middle East Negotiator; and Richard Straus, Editor, Middle East Policy Survey and Former Staff, House Foreign Affairs Committee
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Can the Middle East Reform?

October 10, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Hind Aboud Kabawat, Attorney and International Adviser, Joseph Young and Associates, Toronto, Canada and Foreign Affairs Director, The Syrian Public Relation Association, Damascus, Syria

Archeology as Diplomacy

October 06, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Mark Lehner, Director, Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA)

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