Myth and Reality of Women's Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa Region

February 11, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Nadereh Chamlou Senior Advisor, Economic & Sector Work and Regional Gender Coordinator, Office of the Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank

The Israelis and their Politics

January 29, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
Speakers: Yehuda Ben Meir, Senior Research Associate, Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, and Former Member of the Israeli Knesset; Nimrod Novik, Senior Vice President, MERHAV Group of Companies and Former Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Shimon Peres; Dov Weissglas, Senior Partner, Weissglas-Almagor and Former Bureau Chief and Special Foreign Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. And moderators Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar,Woodrow Wilson Center and Robert Malley, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program, International Crisis Group

Iran's 2008 Parliamentary Elections: Slogans and Stakes

January 25, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Farideh Farhi, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa

The Path to Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Security Experts Share Insights

January 24, 2008 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Speakers: Eynat Gepner-Goldstien, Retired Colonel, Israel Defense Forces; Israela Oron, Retired Brigadier General, Israel Defense Forces; Esther (Etty) Yevnin, Retired Colonel, Israel Police; Haitham Saleh Ibrahim Arar, Head of the Democracy and Human Rights Unit, Ministry of Interior, Palestinian National Authority; Amal Jadou, Director-General of international affairs, Office of President Mahmoud Abbas; and Enas H. H. NazzalCaptain, Preventive Security Services,Palestinian National Authority.

"From Idaho to Iran: Searching for Identity"

January 14, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Davar Ardalan, Author of My Name is Iran: a Memoir and Supervising Senior Producer at National Public Radio

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


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