Middle East and North Africa Events

Against All Odds: The Story of a Women's Cultural Centre in Iran

December 13, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Goli Emami, Manager, Farzan Publishers, Tehran, Iran.

Will Egypt Become a Democracy? The 2005 Parliamentary Elections

December 09, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Emad El-Din Shahin, Associate Professor, American University in Cairo;Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University.

Live Webcast: Quo Vadis Iraq? Trying to Look Beyond the Horizon

November 15, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Amatzia Baram, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Professor, Department of Middle East History, University of Haifa, Israel; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Former Washington Post Baghdad Bureau Chief (April 2003-October 2004).

The State of Civil Society & NGOs Under Iran's New Government

November 07, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Baquer Namazi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hamyaran, Iran NGO Resource Center, Tehran, Iran

Syria at a Crossroads: Will There Be a Damascus Spring?

November 02, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Sadik al-Azm, Visiting Professor, Near East Studies Department, Princeton University

Women, Democracy, and Peace: The Cyprus Example

October 28, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Oya Talat, Political Advocate; Spouse of Mehmet Ali Talat, "Turkish Cypriot President."This event was cosponsored by the Middle East Program and the Project for Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Live Webcast--Israel and the Palestinians: The Road Ahead After Gaza Disengagement

October 26, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Video of this event is now online.Shlomo Brom, Former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor; Guest Scholar in Residence, United States Institute of Peace; Ghaleb Darabya, Fellows Class of 2006, The Edward S. Mason Program in Public Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and former Counselor for Political & Congressional Affairs, Palestinian Mission to the USA, Palestinian National Authority; Shai Feldman, Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University; Khalil Shikaki, Associate Professor of Political Science, Bir Zeit University; Director, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSP), Ramallah.

Live Webcast--Engaging Islamists: The Evolving Policy Debate

October 24, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Presenters: Daniel Brumberg, Special Advisor, United States Insitute of Peace, and Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University; Amr Hamzawy, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Abdeslam Maghraoui, Director, Muslim World Initiative, United States Institute of Peace.Commentator: Mona Yacoubian, Special Advisor, United States Institute of Peace.This event is cosponsored with The Muslim World Initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

Women's Inclusion in Israeli Peace and Security Affairs

October 20, 2005 // 8:30am9:30am
Middle East Program
Eti Livni, Member of the Knesset, Israel (Shinui Party)

Can We Get Iran Out of the Terrorism Business?

October 14, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
with Daniel Byman, Director, Security Studies Program and Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University; author of Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism

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