Secularism in the Muslim Diaspora

October 27, 2008 // 8:15am4:30pm
Speakers: Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Bassam Tibi, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Affairs, Göttingen University; Jean-Pierre Filiu, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University; Associate Professor, Political Science and Chair, Middle East Studies, Sciences Po, Paris, France; Philippa Strum, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Maajid Nawaz, Director, The Quilliam Foundation, London, England; Afshin Ellian, Professor of International Criminal Law, University of Leiden, Netherlands; and Cheryl Benard, Director, Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth, Center for Middle East Public Policy, RAND Corporation; Jonathan Laurence, Coeditor, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College; and Peter Mandaville, Associate Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs and Co-Director of the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University.

King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life

October 23, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life, featuring Nigel Ashton, senior lecturer in international history at the London School of Economics and Alexander Wieland from the State Department's Office of the Historian.

McCain, Obama, and the Middle East:The influence of Domestic Politics on U.S. Policy

October 20, 2008 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Speakers: Graeme Bannerman, Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute and Former Chief of Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Hussein Ibish, Executive Director, The Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership and Senior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine; Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and former U.S. Middle East Negotiator; and Richard Straus, Editor, Middle East Policy Survey and Former Staff, House Foreign Affairs Committee

Can the Middle East Reform?

October 10, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Hind Aboud Kabawat, Attorney and International Adviser, Joseph Young and Associates, Toronto, Canada and Foreign Affairs Director, The Syrian Public Relation Association, Damascus, Syria

Archeology as Diplomacy

October 06, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Mark Lehner, Director, Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA)

Book Discussion--The Forever War

October 01, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Speaker and author: Dexter Filkins, staff writer and correspondent in Iraq, The New York Times

Algeria's Efforts to Fight Terrorism

September 24, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Speaker: Amine Kherbi, Ambassador of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the United States

Freedom "After" Speech: Speaking up and paying the price in Egypt

September 08, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm

The US and the Middle East: Assessing the Bush Era Balance Sheet

July 30, 2008 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Speakers: Nicholas Burns, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Rami G. Khouri, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and Editor-at-large of The Daily Star

Iran in Latin America: Threat or Axis of Annoyance?

July 10, 2008 // 8:30am1:00pm
Farideh Farhi, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at ManoaHugo Alconada Mon, Washington Correspondent, Diario La Nación, ArgentinaFélix Maradiaga, Senior Researcher, Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP), NicaraguaElodie Brun, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, Institut d' Études Politiques, ParisCésar Montúfar, Professor, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador


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