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A Proposal for the Resolution of the Iranian Nuclear Standoff

January 24, 2013 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Seven prominent Iranians, all former parliamentarians, have presented the leaders of Iran, the United States, and Europe with a framework for resolving the Iranian nuclear issue. Two of the parliamentarians and three American experts will discuss and debate the proposal.
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A Kingdom’s Future: Saudi Arabia Through the Eyes of its Twentysomethings

January 14, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
The “Arab Awakening” has focused the world’s attention on young people in the Arab world, where they have been agitating for political reform. But what about young Saudis, who have not taken to the streets like many of their peers? Have they been affected by the “Arab Awakening?” A Kingdom’s Future: Saudi Arabia Through the Eyes of Its Twentysomethings explores the self-image of young Saudis and what they want when it comes to education, marriage, politics, religion, and personal liberties.
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Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

January 09, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
The recent upheavals in the Middle East are challenging long-held assumptions about the dynamics between the United States, the Arab world, and Israel. In Pathways to Peace, today's leading experts explain these changes in the region and their positive implications for the prospect of a sustained peace between Israel and the Arab World.
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Iran: Is a Nuclear Deal Possible?

December 17, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 group over Iran's nuclear program may resume in the next few weeks; and the Obama administration has reaffirmed its readiness for direct negotiations with Iran over a range of issues. From Tehran, however, the response has been mixed, with senior officials both rejecting and signaling a willingness to engage in direct talks with the United States. Is a nuclear deal with Iran possible, or are the two sides moving toward a confrontation? Three top experts in the field debate the issue.
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Who Leads the Arab World?

November 30, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
The Arab Spring is shifting the balance of power in the Arab World. Egypt's pre-eminence among Arab states is under challenge from Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In this period of crisis and change, who will speak for, and lead, the Arab states?
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Defining American Priorities in the Middle East

November 20, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
From Iran to Syria, to an unresolved Israeli–Palestinian issue, the Obama administration faces some extraordinary challenges in the Middle East that are likely to make 2013 a critical year. How does the United States prioritize its objectives? Is it realistic to think about solutions to these problems, or are managed outcomes more relevant?

A Conversation with Ambassador Edward Djerejian

November 15, 2012 // 8:45am10:00am
Edward Djerejian, the former United States Ambassador to Syria and Israel, discusses recent developments in the Middle East after the Arab Spring.
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Lebanon and the Arab World in Transition

November 14, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Fuad Siniora, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, discussed the dynamism of the Arab Spring and expressed optimism that current trends can lead to greater dialogue and democracy in the Middle East.

Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria

October 22, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Why did the uprisings in Egypt and Syria turn out so differently? In his recent book, Adaptable Autocrats, Joshua Stacher argues the different outcomes are a product of how executive power flowed before the protests began.

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