February 01, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Trita Parsi discussed his latest book, focusing on the state of the Obama administration’s diplomatic relations with Iran, how a series of diplomatic failures led to the current state of affairs, and the steps that must be taken moving forward.
January 23, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Author Joseph Sassoon translated and analyzed the documents that form the basis of this revealing book about Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party which came to power in 1968 and remained for 35 years, until the 2003 U.S. invasion.
January 18, 2012 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
A Director's Forum with Ambassador Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations
January 12, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Roya Hakakian, an Iranian-American poet, writer, and journalist, discussed the Mykonos Restaurant assassination of 1992, in Berlin in which three exiled Kurdish-Iranian opposition leaders were killed, and its effects on Iran’s relationship with the West, as well as the case’s impact on Iran’s extrajudicial assassination program.
January 10, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Journalist and author Fariba Nawa discussed her recently published book, Opium Nation, as well as the role of women in the drug trade in Afghanistan and within Afghan society during the war led by the United States.
December 19, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Three Middle East experts discussed the complicated and changing relationships between Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia in the post-Arab Spring environment.
December 09, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Kaufman’s study builds on previously explored interactions among the homeland, diasporas, and the host country by highlighting the actual and potential links among both Arab and Jewish communities specifically in Latin America and their relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
December 06, 2011 // 9:00am — 2:00pm
"A year has passed, and the state of play remains uncertain. Spring has turned to autumn, and autumn to winter," said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde during a conference on the gap between development and governance in the Arab world.
November 22, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Panelists discussed the importance of male engagement and the roles men and boys can play in effectively combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Held to launch the 16 days of activism against gender violence (Nov. 25 – Dec. 10), this conversation featured four of the world’s foremost male spokespeople for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
November 15, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The initiation of the Egyptian parliamentary elections on November 28 presented a critical test for Egypt's fragile transition to democratic rule and was watched closely throughout the region and the world.
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