Middle East and North Africa Events

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Iran: International Pressureand an Economic Crisis

December 11, 2008 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Stuart LeveyUnder Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Department of the Treasury; Robin WrightJournalist and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center;Jahangir AmuzegarInternational Economic Consultant and Former IMF Executive
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Book Talk - Iran's Long Reach: Iran as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World

December 08, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Saban Center for Middle East Policy; David Ignatius, Washington Post Columnist, Associate Editor and Novelist; Daniel Brumberg, Acting Director of USIP's Muslim World Initiative and Co-Director, Georgetown University's Democracy and Governance Program; and chaired by Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center

Charity in Islamic Societies

November 24, 2008 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
Amy Singer, Author and Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern & African History, and Chair, Women Studies Forum, Tel Aviv University
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Book Talk - Syria and Iran: A Strategic Alliance or Marriage of Convenience?

November 21, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Jubin Goodarzi Author and Professor, International Relations Department, Webster University Geneva, Switzerland
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Book Launch: The King's Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America's Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia

November 12, 2008 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: David Ottaway, Author, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Investigative/Special Projects Reporter, The Washington Post; Jean-Francois Seznec, Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University; Robert Vitalis, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania.

Iraqi Women as Agents of Peace

October 31, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
An off the record round table discussion with a group of Iraqi women that are active on the ground.
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Secularism in the Muslim Diaspora

October 27, 2008 // 8:15am4:30pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Bassam Tibi, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Affairs, Göttingen University; Jean-Pierre Filiu, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University; Associate Professor, Political Science and Chair, Middle East Studies, Sciences Po, Paris, France; Philippa Strum, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Maajid Nawaz, Director, The Quilliam Foundation, London, England; Afshin Ellian, Professor of International Criminal Law, University of Leiden, Netherlands; and Cheryl Benard, Director, Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth, Center for Middle East Public Policy, RAND Corporation; Jonathan Laurence, Coeditor, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College; and Peter Mandaville, Associate Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs and Co-Director of the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University.
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McCain, Obama, and the Middle East:The influence of Domestic Politics on U.S. Policy

October 20, 2008 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Graeme Bannerman, Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute and Former Chief of Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Hussein Ibish, Executive Director, The Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership and Senior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine; Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and former U.S. Middle East Negotiator; and Richard Straus, Editor, Middle East Policy Survey and Former Staff, House Foreign Affairs Committee
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Can the Middle East Reform?

October 10, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Hind Aboud Kabawat, Attorney and International Adviser, Joseph Young and Associates, Toronto, Canada and Foreign Affairs Director, The Syrian Public Relation Association, Damascus, Syria

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