Women's Leadership and the Challenges of Social Reform in Morocco

April 04, 2008 // 9:30am10:30am
Speaker: Nouzha Skalli, Minister of Social Development, Family and Solidarity of Morocco

Dubai: Lessons from a High-Growth Arab City

April 03, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Speaker: Yasar Jarrar, Strategic Advisor to the Executive President of the Dubai School of Government and a Research Fellow at the Dubai School of Government and Dubai Initiative

Book Launch: The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace

March 26, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Speakers: Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and former U.S. Middle East Negotiator; and commentators Marvin Kalb, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice, Emeritus, and founding Director, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and Samuel W. Lewis , Senior Policy Advisor, Israel Policy Forum and Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Israel at 60 - Challenges on the Road to Tranquility

March 19, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Speaker: Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Chair and Professor of Politics, University of Hull, The United Kingdom and currently a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

Recent Developments in the Politics of the Kurdish Question in Turkey

March 03, 2008 // 11:00am1:30pm
Speakers: Henri Barkey, Chair, Department of International Relations and Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor,Lehigh UniversityGokhan Cetinsaya, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center Aliza Marcus, Author of "Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence"Nicole Watts, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, San Francisco State University

Russian-Iranian Relations in the Ahmadinejad Era

February 29, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Mark Katz, Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University, and former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute.

Lebanon: Three years after Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri

February 28, 2008 // 9:30am10:30am
Speakers: Charles Rizk, Lebanese Minister of Justice and Jeffrey Feltman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, U.S. Department of State and former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon (2004-2008)

Creative Use of the Media in the Middle East

February 27, 2008 // 9:30am11:30am
Mahmood Al Yousif, Mahmoods Den Blog, Bahrain; Najdat Anzour, Filmmaker, Syria; Honey Al Sayed, Radio Al Madina, Syria; Zaid Mosehni, Tolo TV, Afghanistan; Senad Pecanin, Dani Magazine, Bosnia; and Riad Kahwaji, Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, UAE.

The Lebanese Impasse Through the Eyes of the Lebanese Media

February 25, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Marwan Kraidy, Associate Professor, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and former Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

Religious Freedom and Democratization in the Middle East: Links and Challenges

February 22, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Speakers: Thomas Melia, Deputy Executive Director of Freedom House and former Director of Middle East Programs at the National Democratic Institute (NDI); Thomas Farr, Visiting Associate Professor of Religion and World Affairs at Georgetown University and former Director of the State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom; and Joe Stork, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Division at Human Rights Watch and principal author of the recent report on Egypt, Prohibited Identities: State Interference with Religious Freedom.


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