Middle East and North Africa Events

Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

October 24, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.
Podcast

Ground Truth Briefing--Iran's Nuclear Program: Is a Deal Possible?

October 18, 2013 // 9:45am10:45am
Middle East Program
In this media briefing podcast, three experienced analysts of Iran and the nuclear issues assess the significance of the Geneva meeting and the future course of U.S.-Iranian relations.
Webcast

MENA Women in the Reformist Process: A Retrospective

October 18, 2013 // 9:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Experts will discuss women's role in the reformist process in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Deciphering Russian Policy on Syria: What Happened…and What’s Next

October 07, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Since the Arab Spring arrived in Syria in 2011, Russia has strongly supported the Assad regime’s efforts to suppress its opponents, while the U.S. has remained relatively uninvolved. Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University, analyzed the next steps as Russia and the U.S. work to cooperate on Syria.
Webcast

An Assessment of Rouhani’s Visit to New York: Real Diplomacy or Failed Expectations?

October 02, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Two Iran experts assess Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to the United Nations General Assembly and its implications for improving relations between the United States and Iran.
Webcast

Challenges of Chemical Weapons Disarmament in Syria

September 27, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
The U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons calls on the Assad regime to provide an inventory of its weapons stockpile and agree to a timetable for their removal and ultimate destruction. Charles Duelfer, a leading expert on WMD disarmament with extensive experience in Iraq with the UN and the U.S. government, will discuss the practical challenges of implementing this accord.
Podcast

Iraq: 2014 and Beyond

September 25, 2013 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
This presentation will consider what Iraq’s options are in 2014, and what impact resolution of these issues will have on US policy in the region.

Egypt’s Predicament after Two Revolutions

September 24, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Makram-Ebeid discusses the roadmap for the way ahead and transitional justice in Egypt after having been through two revolutions since 2011.
Webcast

Peace and War: The View from Israel

September 23, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
The Middle East seems permanently in crisis. Join us for a fascinating analysis of Israel's view of the region, its challenges and opportunities—and the U.S.-Israeli relationship from two former Israeli officials deeply involved in matters of negotiations and national security policy, with comments from Doran and Miller.
Webcast

Is Egypt on the Right Path? A Conversation with Egyptian Policymakers

September 16, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Egyptian policymakers will discuss whether Egypt is on the right path.

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