Lebanon: Threshold for Regional Stability

February 08, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Amine Gemayel, Former President of Lebanon

The Rise of the Shiites and its Implications for the Middle East

January 18, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Yitzhak Nakash, 2006-2007 Carnegie Corporation Scholar and former Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

The 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe?

November 30, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Dr. Saad Ibrahim, professor at the American University in Cairo and the recipient of the 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award delivered the 2nd annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture key-note address: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe? Introductory remarks were provided by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed.

Book Discussion: At the Dawn of the Cold War

November 28, 2006 // 3:00pm4:30pm

Options for U.S. Policy towards the Arab-Israeli Conflict

November 15, 2006 // 7:00am11:30am
The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum of the Wilson Center's Middle East Program is hosting a half-day conference with several Middle East experts on Wednesday, November 15, 2006. The first panel will discuss U.S. policy options for Palestinian-Israeli peace while the second panel will discuss U.S. policy options for Lebanon, Israel, and Syria.

Saudi Arabia and the Iraq War

November 09, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Nawaf Obaid,Managing Director of the Saudi National Security Assessment Project (SNSAP), a national security consultancy based in Riyadh; Private Security & Energy Advisor to Prince Turki Al Faisal, Saudi Ambassador to the United States

Prisoners: A Muslim & A Jew Across the Middle East Divide

November 02, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Jeffrey Goldberg, Washington correspondent of The New Yorker and author of the book Prisoners: A Muslim & A Jew Across the Middle East Divide

Rethinking the Effects of Political Inclusion: Lessons from Jordan

November 01, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Jillian Schwedler, Assistant Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland at College Park and author of Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen

Regional Impact of the July 2006 War on Lebanon

October 31, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Walid Jumblatt, Druze leader and the head of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon

Why the Jihad is So Durable

October 30, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
with Steven Simon, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


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