Middle East and North Africa Events

U.S.-Iran Reconciliation Under President Rouhani? (held at Atlantic Council)

September 12, 2013 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Panelists will discuss the prospects for direct talks and progress in multilateral negotiations and dissect internal factors influencing the chances for reconciliation, including Rouhani's new cabinet and the amount of leeway the new President is likely to receive from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Webcast

Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation (Report Launch)

September 12, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the wake of food riots in more than 30 countries in 2008 and the Arab Spring, in which food prices played an instigating role, the relationship between food security and instability demands a closer examination. “There is a lot of data on conflict, and a lot of data on food security, but it’s rarely brought together,” says Emmy Simmons, the author of the latest edition of 'ECSP Report.'
Podcast

Media Briefing: G20 Meetings in Moscow

August 29, 2013 // 10:00am10:25am
Kennan Institute
In this media briefing, Wilson Center experts preview the President’s upcoming visit to Moscow, U.S.-Russia Relations, and the response to Syria.
Webcast

The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal Health

July 31, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Ensuring access to family planning is not only a matter of human rights, but can also play a key role in protecting the health of mothers and children. Maternal health experts and program directors met at the Wilson Center on July 31 to discuss the role family planning takes in women’s health in developing countries, what successes family planning programs worldwide have had so far, and what can be done to expand services. Sarah Craven, chief of the UN Population Fund’s Washington office, moderated the event.
Photo by Mona Youssef
Webcast

Hezbollah’s Interests in Syria

July 25, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Hezbollah seems to be willing to lose its popularity in Lebanon to help Bashar al-Assad. Ghaddar explains why Hezbollah’s involvement seems as if they are helping secure some kind of federalism; however, their main interest is not to protect Assad, but instead, Iran.
Podcast

Briefing: Israel-Palestine Peace Talks

July 23, 2013 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Secretary John Kerry's success in getting Israelis and Palestinians to agree to resume negotiations creates both opportunities and risks for U.S. policy and the two-state solution. For a new perspective on what has been achieved and where the peace process may be heading, a panel of experts convened for a Ground Truth Briefing.
Webcast

Rouhani: Challenges at Home, Challenges Abroad

July 22, 2013 // 9:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
A panel of Iran experts discussed the current domestic and foreign policy issues that the new Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani will face as he takes office next month, and provided analysis on the new administration’s potential approach to solving these challenges.

Syria in Context of the Arab Awakening

July 19, 2013 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Middle East Program
The crisis in Syria raises many questions about democratization in the Middle East and American leadership and interest in the region. A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the crisis. This event is in collaboration with Ohio State University.
Podcast

Briefing: Egypt in Crisis

July 11, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
In this audio briefing, experienced observers on the ground in Cairo and analysts from the U.S. examine the ouster of President Morsi, the path to democracy, and the implications for political Islam in the region.
Webcast

Can International Human Rights Norms Secure Women’s Rights in the MENA Region?

July 10, 2013 // 9:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Women's rights scholars and activists from the MENA region discuss the efficacy of human rights conventions in securing women's rights in the region.

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