Women, Islam and Human Rights in Africa

September 17, 2003 // 9:00am12:00pm
Speakers: Ayesha Imam, Coordinator, Baobab, Nigeria; Sondra Hale, Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, UCLA; Mounira Charrad, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Center for Middle East Studies, University of Texas at Austin; and moderated by Mary Osirim, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Center for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy, Bryn Mawr College. This event is co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Project.

Successful Autocracy in the Middle East?

September 16, 2003 // 8:30am3:30pm
By Invitation Only

The Future of Iran's Islamic Republic: Evolution or Revolution

September 15, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Ramin Jahanbegloo, Head of the Department for Contemporary Studies, Cultural Research Bureau, Tehran, Iran.

Prospects for Peace: Perspectives of Israeli and Palestinian Nonviolence Activists

July 15, 2003 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Lucy Nuseibeh,Director, Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND)Michal MillerProfessor, Hebrew University, Truman Institute for Peace

Diaspora Communities: Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy

June 23, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Thomas Ambrosio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University;Yossi Shain, Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics, Georgetown University

Book Launch: "Liberalization Against Democracy: The Local Politics of Economic Reform in Tunisia"

June 19, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Stephen J. King, Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University, and Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

The Middle East: Post Iraq

June 16, 2003 // 12:00am
Panel I: Post Iraq War Middle East and Prospects for Liberalization Chair: Robert Pelletreau, Former Assistant Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs. Speakers: Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, The Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, and Senior Fellow, Saban Center, Brookings Institution; Marina Ottaway, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Anatol Lieven, Senior Associate for Foreign and Security Policy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.Panel II: Arab-Israeli Conflict: Outstanding IssuesChair: Phyllis Oakley, Former Assistant Secretary of State. Speakers: Khalil Shikaki, Associate Professor of Political Science at Bir Zeit University and Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in Ramallah; Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, The Henry L. Stimson Center; William Quandt, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. Professor of Politics, the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, University of Virginia.Luncheon Speaker: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor; Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies.Panel III: Prospects for the Road Map Chair: Edward Walker, President and CEO, Middle East Institute. Speakers: Buthaina Shabaan, Director, Foreign Media Department, Syrian Arab Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Abdallah Bouhabib, Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Lebanon.

*POSTPONED* Trafficking of Women: The Case of Iran

June 13, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Roya Karimi, Iranian journalist

*POSTPONED*The Future of Civil Society in Iran

June 12, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Omid MemarianIranian journalist

The Islamization of Central Asia: Politics, Economics and Society

June 11, 2003 // 1:00pm5:00pm
This conference is co-sponsored by The Asia Program, Kennan Institute and Middle East Project.


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