Middle East and North Africa Events

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.

Book Launch: Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial by Fire

May 18, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Flynt Leverett, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution.

Live Webcast--Reflections on the International Women's Movement: 10 Years After Beijing

May 10, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Middle East Program
Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder and President, Women's Learning Partnership and former Minister of State for Women's Affairs in Iran; Joanna Kerr, Executive Director, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) and editor of the newly published book, The Future of Women's Rights: Global Visions and Strategies; Jacqueline Pitanguy, Founder and Director, Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação (CEPIA); Zenebeworke Tadesse, Founding Member, Association of African Women for Research and Development. This event is cosponsored with the Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP). Video of this event is available now.

Event: Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) and the Post-Arafat Era

April 21, 2005 // 12:00am
Middle East Program
Mohammed Dajani, Director, American Studies Institute, Al-Quds University; Visiting Scholar, Salve Regina University

Preparing for Afghanistan's Parliamentary Elections

April 12, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ed Morgan, Country Director for Afghanistan, IFES – Democracy at Large.This event is co-sponsored with the Asia Program and IFES – Democracy at Large.

Book Launch: Lipstick Jihad

April 04, 2005 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Azadeh Moaveni, Journalist and Author.Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Live Webcast--Arab Spring 2005: Have Things Really Changed?

April 01, 2005 // 8:00am9:30am
Middle East Program
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. This event is co-sponsored by the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum.

Meeting the Challenge of Islamist Militancy: A Counter-Epidemic Approach

March 24, 2005 // 11:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Paul Stares, Director of Research and Studies, United States Institute of Peace; Mona Yacoubian, Special Advisor to the Muslim World Initiative, United States Institute of Peace.This meeting is co-sponsored by the Division of International Studies and Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center, the RAND Corporation, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series.

Live Webcast--A Troubled Triangle: Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan in Strategic Perspective

March 24, 2005 // 8:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Larry Goodson, Professor of Middle East Studies, U.S. Army War College; Vali Nasr, Associate Chair of Research and Professor, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Post-Graduate School; Ayesha Siddiqa, Pakistan Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Visiting Fellow, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad; Correspondent, Jane's Defence Weekly. This event is co-sponsored with the Asia Program of the Wilson Center and the Aschiana Foundation. Video of this event is now available.

Live Webcast: Can Iraq Become a Democracy?

March 16, 2005 // 8:00am9:30am
Middle East Program
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University. This event is co-sponsored by the Conflict Prevention Project and the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum. The video of this event is now available.

Pages