September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
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.
September 13, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
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.
July 28, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
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.
July 25, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Four prominent Israelis – Shaul Arieli, Shlomo Gazit, Alon Pinkas, and Gilead Sher – with decades of experience in military and security issues, outline Israeli views on a two-state solution in a discussion moderated by Wilson Center scholar Aaron David Miller.
July 19, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Marwan Muasher, Ellen Laipson, Rami Khouri and Aaron David Miller discussed perspectives and policy implications of this year’s unrest in the Middle East, pointing out key observations and implications for the United States.
July 13, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
In “Rock the Casbah,” Wright, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and television commentator, tells the personal stories behind the rejection of both autocrats and extremists in the Muslim world.
July 12, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Even though neither the members of the Transitional Council nor the international community have expressed the willingness to see Libya divided, and continue to pay lip service to the "idea" of one united Libya, de facto, they are preparing for such a possibility. Karim Mezran provides analysis of the evolution of the revolt, its dynamics, and its potential outcomes.
June 28, 2011 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is at an impasse. Fears of violence, unilateral actions, and UN action in the fall are poised to fill the ever expanding vacuum in the absence of serious negotiations. Are sustainable negotiations possible by year's end? And what are the likely consequences if they aren't?
June 27, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Ahmed Herzenni, a member of the commission that drafted the new Moroccan constitutional amendments, discussed the document, focusing on the political and social climate that led to its writing and the main changes it proposes.
June 16, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The Iranian government responded to the massive protests that followed the contested 2009 presidential election with a severe clampdown on dissent, including widespread arrests, show trials, press and internet controls and the silencing of opposition leaders. Iranians have remained quiescent during the "Arab spring" and the unrest that is shaking the Arab world. Our panelists examine whether this means repression has succeeded in Iran or whether the proponents of democracy and of the opposition Green Movement are merely biding their time.
March 17, 2014 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
March 20, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm