Middle East and North Africa Events

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.

Iran After the Presidential Elections: Continuity or Change?

July 07, 2005 // 8:30am1:15pm
Middle East Program
This event is cosponsored with National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies.

Survey of Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa:Key Findings and Recommendations

June 14, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Sameena Nazir, Director, Survey of Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, and Senior Research Coordinator, Freedom House, New York;Amal Rassam, Iraq Specialist, and Writer, Iraq Report, Survey of Women's Rights; Catherine D. Bellafronto, Master of Science in Foreign Service Candidate, Georgetown University. This event is co-sponsored by Freedom House.

Islam, Gender and Reproductive Health: Part 5 of 6

June 08, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Dr. Angel Foster discusses gender-based violence in Tunisia and Jordan, focusing on community-based efforts in these countries to address honor killings and domestic violence This event is co-sponsored by ECSP, and supported by USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health and the Interagency Gender Working Group.

Release of Policy Brief on Egypt by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

June 01, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Findings and Recommendations Presented by: Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Commissioner; Felice D. Gaer, Vice Chair; Nina Shea, Vice Chair.Commentator: Saad Eddin Ibrahim,Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar; Professor of Political Sociology at the American University in Cairo; Chairman of the Board, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, Cairo, Egypt.This event is cosponsored with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Globalization, Islamization, and Female Employment Trends in Iran

May 25, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Roksana Bahramitash, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University.

Iran on the Eve of the Presidential Elections

May 23, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Mark J. Gasiorowski, Professor, Department of Political Science, Louisiana State University; Mohsen Sazegara, Visiting Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and journalist and politician in Iran; Barbara Slavin, Senior Diplomatic Reporter, USA Today. Discussant: Suzanne Maloney, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State.This event is cosponsored with the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies.

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