Middle East and North Africa Events

Webcast

The Other Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Middle East in the Classroom

November 20, 2013 // 9:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
A book launch for "Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East."

Egypt in Crisis

November 15, 2013 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
The Muslim Brotherhood has been overthrown, its leaders jailed or on the run, and the Egyptian military is again ruling the country. In a new FRONTLINE documentary, a follow up to the 2011 Emmy Award winning film, "A Revolution in Cairo," GlobalPost's Charlie Sennott explores the current moment of upheaval and chaos. He will discuss his most recent analysis of the origins of the crisis in Egypt and what happens next.
Podcast

Ground Truth Briefing: A U.S.-Iranian Deal: Real Progress or the Key to an Empty Room?

November 12, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
In this Ground Truth Briefing, three veteran analysts of Iran, Israel and the U.S.-Iranian relationship assess the latest round of P5+1 negotiations in Geneva. Is an interim accord sustainable? Can end-game diplomacy on the nuclear issue succeed? And how will regional players, including Israel and Saudi Arabia, deal with the results achieved so far?
Webcast

Resolving Regional Conflicts: The Western Sahara and the Quest for a Durable Solution

November 06, 2013 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Middle East Program
Panelists will provide insight and analysis of resolution scenarios for the Western Sahara conflict, including the autonomy plan introduced by Morocco.
Webcast

Lessons Learned? The U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq and What it May Mean for Afghanistan

November 05, 2013 // 12:00pm1:20pm
This event will look at a newly released RAND study titled Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: The Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of the United States Forces–Iraq, which explores how our experience in the military exit and transition of responsibilities in Iraq might help to inform future U.S. transition planning in Afghanistan.
Webcast

On the Nuclear Watch: Director General Yukiya Amano Talks About the IAEA and its Mission

November 01, 2013 // 11:30am12:30pm
Middle East Program
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano speaks at the Wilson Center about the essential role of the IAEA in promoting the peaceful use of atomic energy worldwide, helping to promote nuclear safety and monitoring national nuclear programs. It is expected that discussions will also touch safeguards activities of the Agency, including developments with regard to Iran.
Webcast

Humanitarian Crisis: Impact of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

October 29, 2013 // 8:55am10:30am
Middle East Program
Lebanon hosts more refugees from Syria than any other country in the region, placing tremendous strain on Lebanese host communities, public services, and infrastructure. Join this conversation about the humanitarian impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon and what steps the international community is taking to address the issue.
One Hundred Victories
Webcast

One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare

October 28, 2013 // 3:55pm5:15pm
Asia Program
The Wilson Center's Asia Program and Middle East Program present author Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at RAND and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar as she discusses her book, "One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare."

CANCELED: Egypt After the Roadmap

October 25, 2013 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Ziada focuses on future steps and what Egypt needs to do most in the upcoming years to guarantee inclusion of women and youth, proper representation of all factions, transitional justice, and the role of military vs. state institutions.

Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

October 24, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.

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