Middle East and North Africa Events

Afghanistan Watch: Assessing Afghanistan's First Parliamentary Elections

October 12, 2005 // 9:00am10:15am
Middle East Program
Ed Morgan, Country Director for Afghanistan, IFES – Democracy at Large.This event is cosponsored with the Asia Program of the Wilson Center and IFES – Democracy at Large.

Iraq: Making a State During Civil War

October 03, 2005 // 12:00pm2:30pm
Middle East Program
Barbara Bodine, Executive Director, Governance Initiative in the Middle East, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; former US Ambassador to Yemen; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Washington Post Baghdad Bureau Chief (April 2003 to October 2004); Brendan O'Leary, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, and constitutional adviser to the Kurdistan Regional Government; Robert E. Looney, Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School; Isam al-Khafaji, Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; former member, Iraqi Reconstruction and Development Council under the Coalition Provisional Authority.This event was cosponsored with the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Iran's Nuclear Program

September 29, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Middle East Program
Martin Briens, Counselor, Embassy of France; Shahram Chubin, Director of Research, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; Shai Feldman, Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University. This event was cosponsored by the Middle East Program and the Division of International Security Studies and held as part of the Middle East Program's Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum.

Religion, Globalization and Democracy

September 28, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
A Director's Forum with His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan

Media in International Affairs

September 26, 2005 // 9:00am3:00pm
Middle East Program
Panel I: Reporting from Restricted Areas: Barbara Slavin, Chair: Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, USA TODAY; Azadeh Moaveni, Author/Journalist for Time Magazine, Tehran, Iran; Qian Gang, Director, China Media Project, Journalism and Media Studies Center, University of Hong Kong; Marta Dyczok, Current Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Associate Professor, History and Political Science, University of Western Ontario.Panel II: Media in Conflict: Influencing Public Perception:Ralph Begleiter, Chair: Professor of Communication, University of Delaware; Former CNN World Affairs Correspondent; Bill Berkeley, author, The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa; former editorial writer, New York Times; Lukas Luwarso, Humphrey's Fellow, University of Maryland; Executive Secretary, Indonesian Press Council, Indonesia.This event included a book launch of Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War with Anthony Shadid, Author/Journalist; 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner; Islamic correspondent for the Washington Post; former visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 6 of 6

September 15, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The sixth and final meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series focused on public perception and understanding of sexual health, particularly HIV/AIDS, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.

Live Webcast--Building for the Future: Women's Role in Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction

September 13, 2005 // 8:30am1:15pm
Middle East Program
Sanam Anderlini, Independent Consultant on Gender, Peace, and Security Issues; Cheryl Benard, Senior Political Analyst and Director of the Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth, RAND Corporation; Rosalind Boyd, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS), McGill University; Eulalie Nibizi, President, Burundi Trade Union, Bujumbura, Burundi; Ala Noori Talabani, Member of the Iraqi Interim National Assembly, Baghdad, Iraq; Jenni Williams, Director, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Bulwayo, Zimbabwe.This event is cosponsored with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

From Islamism to Muslim Democracy: The Challenges of Political Inclusion in Muslim Countries

September 06, 2005 // 10:00am12:15pm
Middle East Program
Video of this event is now available. Anwar Ibrahim, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysia; Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Professor of Political Sociology, American University in Cairo, and Chairman of the Board, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, Cairo, Egypt; Larry Diamond(Commentator), Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University; Vali Nasr (Commentator), Professor, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California; Carl Gershman (Chair), President, National Endowment for Democracy.

Afghanistan's Emerging Health Portrait: A Dialogue with Afghanistan's Minister of Public Health

August 30, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Middle East Program
Sayed Mohammid Amin Fatimie, Afghanistan Minister of Public Health, highlights improvements to Afghanistan's healthcare system that have transpired during the U.S. presence, but adds that more time is needed to repair the problems and rebuild the system into one of transparency and efficacy.

Iran-China Relations

July 14, 2005 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Bijan Khajehpour, Atieh Bahar Consulting, Tehran, Iran; John W. Garver, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.This event is cosponsored with the Asia Program.

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