Middle East and North Africa Events


The Israelis and their Politics

January 29, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Speakers: Yehuda Ben Meir, Senior Research Associate, Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, and Former Member of the Israeli Knesset; Nimrod Novik, Senior Vice President, MERHAV Group of Companies and Former Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Shimon Peres; Dov Weissglas, Senior Partner, Weissglas-Almagor and Former Bureau Chief and Special Foreign Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. And moderators Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar,Woodrow Wilson Center and Robert Malley, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program, International Crisis Group

Iran's 2008 Parliamentary Elections: Slogans and Stakes

January 25, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Farideh Farhi, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa

The Path to Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Security Experts Share Insights

January 24, 2008 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Eynat Gepner-Goldstien, Retired Colonel, Israel Defense Forces; Israela Oron, Retired Brigadier General, Israel Defense Forces; Esther (Etty) Yevnin, Retired Colonel, Israel Police; Haitham Saleh Ibrahim Arar, Head of the Democracy and Human Rights Unit, Ministry of Interior, Palestinian National Authority; Amal Jadou, Director-General of international affairs, Office of President Mahmoud Abbas; and Enas H. H. NazzalCaptain, Preventive Security Services,Palestinian National Authority.

"From Idaho to Iran: Searching for Identity"

January 14, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Davar Ardalan, Author of My Name is Iran: a Memoir and Supervising Senior Producer at National Public Radio

U.S., Syria and the old new Middle East: Confrontation or Cooperation?

December 17, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Imad Moustapha, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United States

After Annapolis: Where do we go from here?

December 05, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Sallai Meridor, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, and Afif Safieh, head of the PLO Mission to the United States.

United States Versus Iran: Another Cold War

December 04, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Ray Takeyh, Author of Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic and Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Israel and Iran - forever enemies?

November 15, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Trita Parsi, Author of Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States and President of the National Iranian American Council

Renewing the Push for Peace: Palestinian and Israeli Women's Perspectives

November 02, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
Co-sponsored by the Initiative for Inclusive Security Featuring members of the International Women's Commission for a Just and Sustainable Palestinian-Israeli Peace: Anan Attiri Director, Nablus GovernorateHania Bitar Founder and Director General, the Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)Naomi ChazanProfessor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Emeritus); Head of the School of Government and Society, Academic College of Tel-Aviv-YaffoNaava EisinDirector, the Archives of Jewish Education, Tel Aviv UniversityJessica NeuwirthPresident, Equality NowMaha Abu-Dayyeh Shamas Co-founder and Executive Director, Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC), JerusalemAida Touma–Sliman General Director of Women Against Violence

The Holy See and the State of Israel: An Emerging Treaty Relationship

October 31, 2007 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Father David Jaeger, President, The Church and Israel Public Education Initiative