May 15, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The current framework governing the economic relations between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority has failed to deliver economic prosperity and opportunity to the Palestinian people. The resulting economic stagnation could threaten peace in the region. Experts offered an in-depth discussion of this topic.
May 14, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:45pm
The Middle East Program and the Council of Women World Leaders present "Is the Arab Awakening Marginalizing Women?" This conference was designed to assess how women in the MENA region have been affected by the Arab Awakening.
May 10, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Expert panelists will explore whether the Arab Awakening has marginalized Al Qaeda or presents opportunities (such as sectarian tensions) that it can exploit.
May 09, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Options for resolving the Syrian crisis run from bad to worse. How should the international community respond to the regime’s crackdown, sectarian conflict and Kofi Annan’s diplomacy?
May 03, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:30pm
Are revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya succeeding in delivering dignity and freedom, or are they being hijacked by illiberal forces? Amr Hamzawy, a leading voice of the Egyptian revolution who has become one of his country’s most active parliamentarians, and Wilson Center President Jane Harman will debate where Egypt and other transitioning Arab countries are headed. The Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council and the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center invite you to participate in this inaugural event in a series of debates on the future of the transitioning Arab countries.
April 26, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Iraqi women leaders shared their experiences as engineers and scientists, working and teaching in Iraq, with stabilizing, rebuilding, and providing for the long-term development of their country.
April 25, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
David Ottaway’s recent visit to Tunisia found Ennahda grappling with daunting challenges as it faces an intense struggle between militant Islamists and secularists and a battered economy.
April 24, 2012 // 8:30am — 9:30am
Michael Adler was in Istanbul for the breakthrough talks April 14 between Iran and six world powers, which have re-started the negotiating process, and will present his analysis.
April 23, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On April 23rd Ministers of Health of Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Rwanda discussed the drivers of successful maternal health programs and how such efforts can be accelerated and sustained throughout the developing world.
April 23, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Political changes in the Arab world have created a new landscape for the United States. Four experts on the region and its politics examined the impact of these changes on hopes for democratization and Arab-Israeli peace, as well as the future of American influence and interests.
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Experts & Staff
- Haleh Esfandiari // Director, Middle East Program
- Kendra Heideman // Program Associate
- Michael Adler // Public Policy Scholar
- Margot Badran // Senior Scholar
- Jason Brodsky // Policy Advisor to the Director, President and CEO and Research Associate
- Aaron David Miller // Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar
- William Green Miller // Senior Scholar
- Amal Mudallali // Senior Scholar
- David Ottaway // Senior Scholar
- Marina Ottaway // Senior Scholar
- Joby Warrick // Public Policy Scholar
- Robert Worth // Public Policy Scholar
- Robin Wright // USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar