Events

The Israeli Domestic Scene after the "Spring," "Summer," and "September"

October 14, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Golan spoke about the domestic political implications in Israel of the Arab Spring revolutions, the Israel Summer Social Justice Protest, and the Palestinian September UN bid for recognition.

Bahrain: the Forgotten Uprising in the Arab Spring

October 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
As the Arab Spring has swept across much of the Middle East and North Africa, large-scale popular protests have been generally absent in the Persian Gulf except in Bahrain where massive demonstrations have been met simultaneously with a strict government crackdown on dissent and only limited promises of reform. Al-Khawaja discussed the prospects for change in Bahrain, the current status of the protest movement, and options for U.S. policy in this regard.
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Iran: Turmoil at Home, Assertiveness Abroad?

September 30, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
Six leading Iran experts discussed the country’s domestic and international developments since the contested 2009 presidential elections, looking at how the Iranian regime has managed its internal political, economic, and social affairs as well as its foreign policy.
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Gridlock: Labor, Migration, and Human Trafficking in Dubai

September 23, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Gridlock draws on four years of Mahdavi's ethnographic research in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to look at the disconnections between policies on human trafficking and the realities of gendered labor and migration in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

From Vision to Reality: Politics and Gender in Jordan's Tourism Sector

September 23, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh will speak on the recent developments on the Arab Spring and her experience on challenges to mainstream gender in the tourism sector in Jordan.
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Women and Democratic Transition in the Middle East

September 20, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
Women throughout the world are working towards viable democracies but not without challenges. NPR Journalist Jacki Lynden and Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women Asma Khader joined other women leaders from the Arab and Islamic regions to address these challenges and examine the influences of the Arab Spring on women.
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Saudi Arabia in the Shadow of the Arab Revolt

September 16, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Senior Scholar David Ottaway will discuss the current state of Saudi Arabia's social and political unrest and provide an assessment of the Saudi government’s handling of the challenges threatening its stability and the transfer of power from its ailing gerontocracy.

Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law

September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
Robert Malley
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September Crisis or Compromise: The Palestinians, the UN, and the Peace Process

September 13, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
The much anticipated UN Palestinian initiative has sparked enormous controversy and concern. Some fear it; others welcome it; and many just don’t think it matters much.
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Suspended Somewhere Between

July 28, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Akbar Ahmed’s book of poetry, Suspended Somewhere Between, is personal, historical, and political. During this special event, featuring poetry readings from this new book, Ahmed discussed the role of the arts in interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue.

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