Middle East and North Africa Events

The Role of Oil in Iraqi Politics

April 11, 2006 // 9:30am10:30am
Middle East Program
Yahia Said, Director, Iraq Revenue Watch Initiative, Open Society Institute; Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics

The US, Turkey and Strategic Developments in the Broader Middle East

March 30, 2006 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
Ian Lesser, Public Policy Scholar, Southeast Europe Project

The Fate of Local Democracy in Iran and What it Conveys about the Iranian State

March 22, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Kian Tajbakhsh, Member, Steering Committee, Urban Studies Research Group at the Cultural Research Bureau in Tehran, Iran; International Consultant, Project Director, Municipal Sector Review, World Bank. Commentator: Hossein Bashiriyeh, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tehran University; Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, The National Endowment for Democracy.

An Agenda for Europe in the Middle East

March 17, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
Global Europe Program
With Eric Rouleau, former French ambassador to Tunisia and Turkey and Middle East correspondent for LE MONDE

Live Webcast: Inside Ahmadinejad's Mind

March 15, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Barbara Slavin, Senior Diplomatic Reporter, USA Today

Live Webcast--Reaching for Power: The Shi'a in the Modern Arab World

March 14, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Yitzhak Nakash, Author; Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis University; former Wilson Center Fellow

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

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