Middle East and North Africa Events

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After Annapolis: Where do we go from here?

December 05, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Sallai Meridor, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, and Afif Safieh, head of the PLO Mission to the United States.

United States Versus Iran: Another Cold War

December 04, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Ray Takeyh, Author of Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic and Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Israel and Iran - forever enemies?

November 15, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Trita Parsi, Author of Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States and President of the National Iranian American Council

Renewing the Push for Peace: Palestinian and Israeli Women's Perspectives

November 02, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
Co-sponsored by the Initiative for Inclusive Security Featuring members of the International Women's Commission for a Just and Sustainable Palestinian-Israeli Peace: Anan Attiri Director, Nablus GovernorateHania Bitar Founder and Director General, the Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)Naomi ChazanProfessor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Emeritus); Head of the School of Government and Society, Academic College of Tel-Aviv-YaffoNaava EisinDirector, the Archives of Jewish Education, Tel Aviv UniversityJessica NeuwirthPresident, Equality NowMaha Abu-Dayyeh Shamas Co-founder and Executive Director, Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC), JerusalemAida Touma–Sliman General Director of Women Against Violence

The Holy See and the State of Israel: An Emerging Treaty Relationship

October 31, 2007 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Father David Jaeger, President, The Church and Israel Public Education Initiative
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The Palestinians and their Politics

October 29, 2007 // 9:15am11:00am
Middle East Program
Mustafa Barghouti, Founder and director of the Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute, and former Palestinian Information Minister;Yezid Sayigh, Professor, King's College London;Khalil Shikaki, Senior Research Fellow, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University, and currently Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.Moderated byAaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Robert Malley, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program, International Crisis Group.
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The Democratization of Afghanistan

October 26, 2007 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Younous Qanooni, Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga of the Parliament of Afghanistan
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Book Launch: "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: How the United States and Iran missed strategic opportunities for reconciliation"

October 23, 2007 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Barbara Slavin, Senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY, on leave as aJennings Randolph fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and former Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar

Challenges and Dilemmas Facing Liberal Muslim Thinkers

October 18, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
Middle East Program
Abdou Filali Ansari, Director of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations (AKU-ISMC), Aga Khan University, United Kingdom and Daniel Brumberg, Acting Director, Muslim World Initiative, United States Institute of Peace

Book Launch -- The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine and The Birth of Al Qaeda

September 21, 2007 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Yaroslav Trofimov, author and staff correspondent for the Wall Street Journal

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