U.S., Syria and the old new Middle East: Confrontation or Cooperation?

December 17, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Imad Moustapha, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United States

Appraising Afghanistan: Measuring Success and Failure, Six Years Later

December 06, 2007 // 2:30pm4:30pm
William C. Martel, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; Seth G. Jones, RAND Corporation; William Byrd, The World Bank; Malaly Pikar Volpi, U.S.-Afghanistan Reconstruction Council

After Annapolis: Where do we go from here?

December 05, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Speakers: Sallai Meridor, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, and Afif Safieh, head of the PLO Mission to the United States.

Central Asia's Golden Age (800-1100): Why it Happened, Why it Ended

December 04, 2007 // 2:30pm4:30pm
S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Research Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and founding Secretary, Kennan Institute

United States Versus Iran: Another Cold War

December 04, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Ray Takeyh, Author of Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic and Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Israel and Iran - forever enemies?

November 15, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Trita Parsi, Author of Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States and President of the National Iranian American Council

Renewing the Push for Peace: Palestinian and Israeli Women's Perspectives

November 02, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Initiative for Inclusive Security Featuring members of the International Women's Commission for a Just and Sustainable Palestinian-Israeli Peace: Anan Attiri Director, Nablus GovernorateHania Bitar Founder and Director General, the Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)Naomi ChazanProfessor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Emeritus); Head of the School of Government and Society, Academic College of Tel-Aviv-YaffoNaava EisinDirector, the Archives of Jewish Education, Tel Aviv UniversityJessica NeuwirthPresident, Equality NowMaha Abu-Dayyeh Shamas Co-founder and Executive Director, Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC), JerusalemAida Touma–Sliman General Director of Women Against Violence

The Holy See and the State of Israel: An Emerging Treaty Relationship

October 31, 2007 // 9:00am10:00am
Father David Jaeger, President, The Church and Israel Public Education Initiative

The Palestinians and their Politics

October 29, 2007 // 9:15am11:00am
Mustafa Barghouti, Founder and director of the Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute, and former Palestinian Information Minister;Yezid Sayigh, Professor, King's College London;Khalil Shikaki, Senior Research Fellow, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University, and currently Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.Moderated byAaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Robert Malley, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program, International Crisis Group.

The Democratization of Afghanistan

October 26, 2007 // 10:00am11:00am
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Younous Qanooni, Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga of the Parliament of Afghanistan


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