Wilson Center Experts
Middle East Program
Middle East and North Africa
Former Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center; President, Intercultura Foundation; Former Italian Ambassador to India, 2008-2010; Former Italian Ambassador to Iran, 2003-2008
Wilson Center Project(s):
"Iran: Paths to Democracy"
Dec 31, 2010
Jun 01, 2011
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April 04, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
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Something began during the Arab Spring that is irreversible, contends Wilson Center Scholar Roberto Toscano. The Arab masses feel empowered and have set the stage for economic and social transformation. more
Something began during the Arab Spring that is irreversible, contends Wilson Center Scholar Roberto Toscano. The Arab masses feel empowered and have set the stage for economic and social transformation.
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The Middle East Program held a meeting on "Iran, the Next Five Years: Change or More of the Same?" with four Iran experts.
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September 30, 2011 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
Six leading Iran experts discussed the country’s domestic and international developments since the contested 2009 presidential elections, looking at how the Iranian regime has managed its internal political, economic, and social affairs as well as its foreign policy.
April 04, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Roberto Toscano, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Italian Ambassador to India and to Iran
March 04, 2011 // 8:00am — 11:30am
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February 25, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Recent political unrest in the Middle East has prompted a debate about whether Turkey, a transitioning democracy with Islamic roots, can serve as a model for political transformation in the Arab world. The panelists highlighted the distinctiveness of the "Turkish model" of governance and raised doubts about its potential to inform the political discourse in the revolting Middle East.
April 25, 2011 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
Does the left have a future? This was the question posed by US Studies during its April 25 panel discussion of the prospects for progressive movements around the world.
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Mar 06, 2011 to Mar 12, 2011
Since September 11, 2001, both the Bush and Obama Administrations have placed an emphasis on building a better dialogue with the "Muslim world." Dialogue explored the idea of "winning hearts and minds" with guests Roger Hardy, Abdul Aziz Said, and Roberto Toscano.