Middle East and North Africa Events

Live Webcast--Israel and the Palestinians: The Road Ahead After Gaza Disengagement

October 26, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Video of this event is now online.Shlomo Brom, Former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor; Guest Scholar in Residence, United States Institute of Peace; Ghaleb Darabya, Fellows Class of 2006, The Edward S. Mason Program in Public Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and former Counselor for Political & Congressional Affairs, Palestinian Mission to the USA, Palestinian National Authority; Shai Feldman, Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University; Khalil Shikaki, Associate Professor of Political Science, Bir Zeit University; Director, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSP), Ramallah.

Live Webcast--Engaging Islamists: The Evolving Policy Debate

October 24, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Presenters: Daniel Brumberg, Special Advisor, United States Insitute of Peace, and Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University; Amr Hamzawy, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Abdeslam Maghraoui, Director, Muslim World Initiative, United States Institute of Peace.Commentator: Mona Yacoubian, Special Advisor, United States Institute of Peace.This event is cosponsored with The Muslim World Initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

Women's Inclusion in Israeli Peace and Security Affairs

October 20, 2005 // 8:30am9:30am
Middle East Program
Eti Livni, Member of the Knesset, Israel (Shinui Party)

Can We Get Iran Out of the Terrorism Business?

October 14, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
with Daniel Byman, Director, Security Studies Program and Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University; author of Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism

Afghanistan Watch: Assessing Afghanistan's First Parliamentary Elections

October 12, 2005 // 9:00am10:15am
Middle East Program
Ed Morgan, Country Director for Afghanistan, IFES – Democracy at Large.This event is cosponsored with the Asia Program of the Wilson Center and IFES – Democracy at Large.

Iraq: Making a State During Civil War

October 03, 2005 // 12:00pm2:30pm
Middle East Program
Barbara Bodine, Executive Director, Governance Initiative in the Middle East, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; former US Ambassador to Yemen; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Washington Post Baghdad Bureau Chief (April 2003 to October 2004); Brendan O'Leary, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, and constitutional adviser to the Kurdistan Regional Government; Robert E. Looney, Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School; Isam al-Khafaji, Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; former member, Iraqi Reconstruction and Development Council under the Coalition Provisional Authority.This event was cosponsored with the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Iran's Nuclear Program

September 29, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Middle East Program
Martin Briens, Counselor, Embassy of France; Shahram Chubin, Director of Research, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; Shai Feldman, Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University. This event was cosponsored by the Middle East Program and the Division of International Security Studies and held as part of the Middle East Program's Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum.

Religion, Globalization and Democracy

September 28, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
A Director's Forum with His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan

Media in International Affairs

September 26, 2005 // 9:00am3:00pm
Middle East Program
Panel I: Reporting from Restricted Areas: Barbara Slavin, Chair: Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, USA TODAY; Azadeh Moaveni, Author/Journalist for Time Magazine, Tehran, Iran; Qian Gang, Director, China Media Project, Journalism and Media Studies Center, University of Hong Kong; Marta Dyczok, Current Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Associate Professor, History and Political Science, University of Western Ontario.Panel II: Media in Conflict: Influencing Public Perception:Ralph Begleiter, Chair: Professor of Communication, University of Delaware; Former CNN World Affairs Correspondent; Bill Berkeley, author, The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa; former editorial writer, New York Times; Lukas Luwarso, Humphrey's Fellow, University of Maryland; Executive Secretary, Indonesian Press Council, Indonesia.This event included a book launch of Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War with Anthony Shadid, Author/Journalist; 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner; Islamic correspondent for the Washington Post; former visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 6 of 6

September 15, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The sixth and final meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series focused on public perception and understanding of sexual health, particularly HIV/AIDS, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.