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Hezbollah’s Interests in Syria

July 25, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Hezbollah seems to be willing to lose its popularity in Lebanon to help Bashar al-Assad. Ghaddar explains why Hezbollah’s involvement seems as if they are helping secure some kind of federalism; however, their main interest is not to protect Assad, but instead, Iran.

Briefing: Israel-Palestine Peace Talks

July 23, 2013 // 11:00am12:00pm
Secretary John Kerry's success in getting Israelis and Palestinians to agree to resume negotiations creates both opportunities and risks for U.S. policy and the two-state solution. For a new perspective on what has been achieved and where the peace process may be heading, a panel of experts convened for a Ground Truth Briefing.
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Rouhani: Challenges at Home, Challenges Abroad

July 22, 2013 // 9:00am11:30am
A panel of Iran experts discussed the current domestic and foreign policy issues that the new Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani will face as he takes office next month, and provided analysis on the new administration’s potential approach to solving these challenges.

Syria in Context of the Arab Awakening

July 19, 2013 // 1:00pm2:30pm
The crisis in Syria raises many questions about democratization in the Middle East and American leadership and interest in the region. A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the crisis. This event is in collaboration with Ohio State University.

Briefing: Egypt in Crisis

July 11, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
In this audio briefing, experienced observers on the ground in Cairo and analysts from the U.S. examine the ouster of President Morsi, the path to democracy, and the implications for political Islam in the region.
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Can International Human Rights Norms Secure Women’s Rights in the MENA Region?

July 10, 2013 // 9:00am1:00pm
Women's rights scholars and activists from the MENA region discuss the efficacy of human rights conventions in securing women's rights in the region.

Briefing: Egypt on the Brink

July 01, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
In this audio briefing, experienced observers on the ground in Cairo and analysts from the U.S. examine the protests in Egypt and the possibilities for government reaction.

Iran and Syria at the Crossroads

June 28, 2013 // 9:00am10:00am
Jubin Goodarzi, Assistant Professor and Researcher in International Relations Department at Webster University in Geneva, examined Iran and Syria’s relationship over the last three decades and discussed its implications for the outcome of Syrian conflict.
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The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East

June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm4:00pm
A panel of experts shared their views on the current status of religious minorities in Middle East, especially in light of developments after the “Arab Spring,” and provided strategies and recommendations for how these minorities can be protected.

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