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.
June 15, 2011 // 10:30am — 11:45am
Calling in from Cairo via Skype, a panel of three women activists discuss the role of women before, during, and after Egypt's January 25th revolution. The panelists draw upon their perspectives on recent events.
June 08, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Omar al-Mashhadani adresses these relevant questions: What are the demands of the protesters in Iraq? Would the situation in Iraq evolve to the same results of the other Arab countries? What are the potential setbacks in the democracy process?
June 02, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Lilia Labidi, Minister of Women's Affairs for the Republic of Tunisia, and Moushira Khattab, former Minister of Family and Population for Egypt, discussed the role and expectations of women in the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, as well as issues to consider as these two countries move forward.
June 01, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
These are exhilarating times in the Middle East and North Africa. From the Green Movement in Iran to the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and other uprisings in the region, demonstrators are demanding their democratic dignity and the expansion of their rights as citizens. The desegregated nature of these massive demonstrations, in which throngs of women walk shoulder to shoulder with men and face batons and bullets with open hands and life-affirming words, is unprecedented. It is indeed a revolution within revolutions. It is an antidote to Islamic fundamentalism, a turning point in the contemporary history of Islam. These circulating women—visible, voiced, and mobile—are seasoned negotiators of confined spaces, veteran trespassers of walls, closed doors, and iron gates. They are an audacious moderating, modernizing force to be reckoned with. Milani discusses the complex interconnectedness between power, space, and physical mobility in the Islamic world in general and Iran in particular.
May 23, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
This event offers a look at a new “Legacy Report” of the long term results of USAID health sector assistance in Egypt. A remarkable history of generous USAID funding, consistent strategic objectives, high level political support, and solid partnerships has resulted in extraordinary health outcomes in Egypt.
May 09, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
The alliance between Syria and Iran has been a prominent and enduring feature on the political landscape of the Middle East since 1979. Goodarzi provides a brief overview and analysis of the origins and development of the Tehran-Damascus nexus and focus on its influence on regional politics, including the recent Arab spring.
May 05, 2011 // 9:30am — 10:30am
Fuad Siniora was the Prime Minister of Lebanon during a very critical time including the 2006 war. Former Prime Minister Siniora speaks about the current situation in Lebanon and give his reading of the Arab spring and what that means to the future of Lebanon and the region.
March 17, 2014 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
March 18, 2014 // 8:30am — 9:30am
March 20, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm