Middle East and North Africa Events

Live Webcast: Turkey's Turbulent Road to the EU

March 13, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Zehra Arat, Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies, Purchase College, State University of New York; recent IREX fellowship recipient focusing on human rights in Turkey; Lenore Martin, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Emmanuel College, and Research Associate at Harvard University; coeditor and coauthor of The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy; John Sitilides, Chairman, Board of Advisors, Southeast Europe Project, Woodrow Wilson Center; Mario Zucconi, Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs, Wilson School, Princeton University; Professor of International Relations, University of Urbino, Italy; Scholar at the Ethnobarometer in Rome, Italy; Moderator: John Tirman, Executive Director, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Iran and Israel: Estranged Bed Fellows?

March 09, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Trita Parsi, Author of forthcoming book on Israeli-Iranian relations

Beyond Al-Jazeera: The Social and Political Impact of Arab Entertainment Television

March 06, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Marwan Kraidy, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Assistant Professor of International Relations and International Communication,School of International Service, American University

Live Webcast--Next Steps in the Middle East: Egyptian, Israeli, and Palestinian Perspectives

February 09, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Middle East Program
Video of this event is now available. Speakers: Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States; Daniel Ayalon, Israeli Ambassador to the United States; Afif Safieh, Head of the PLO Mission to the United States; Moderator: Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

An Analysis of Political and Economic Developments since the 2005 Iranian Presidential Elections

February 09, 2006 // 8:00am9:30am
Middle East Program
Bijan Khajehpour, Atieh Bahar Consulting, Tehran. Commentator: Siamak Namazi, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, The National Endowment for Democracy; former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar; Atieh Bahar Consulting, Tehran. This event is cosponsored with the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies.

Live Webcast-- Building the New Iraq: Challenges and Opportunities in Establishing a Unity Government

February 08, 2006 // 8:00am9:30am
Middle East Program
Nesreen Barwari, Minister for Municipalities and Public Works, Iraq

Iran's Relations with Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon under President Ahmadinejad

February 06, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Kayhan Barzegar, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Science and Research Campus, Tehran; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law and Politics; Associate Fellow, Center for Middle East Strategic Studies, and Center for Strategic Research (CSR). Commentator: Karim Sadjadpour, Iran Analyst, International Crisis Group.

Iran's Relations with the Persian Gulf Countries under President Ahmadinejad

January 27, 2006 // 11:30am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Hossein Hafezian, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Scientific Research and Middle East Strategic Studies, Tehran; Commentator: Hadi Semati, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Tehran University.

Live Webcast: The Unachieved Democratic Business of the Cedar Revolution

January 26, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Video of this event is available here. Chibli Mallat, Candidate for the Presidency of Lebanon; European Union Jean Monnet Professor in Law, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut; Director, Center for the Study of the European Union; Faculty of the Rue Havelin, Beirut.

Live Webcast: The Future of Democracy in Lebanon

January 25, 2006 // 10:30am12:00pm
Middle East Program
A Director's Forum with Saad Hariri, Leader of the Future Bloc in the Lebanese Parliament. Video of this event is now available.

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