Middle East and North Africa Events

Fresh Ideas, New Perspectives: Israeli - Palestinian Dialogues Led by Women

May 05, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
This event, cosponsored with the Initiative for Inclusive Security, featured members of the International Women's Commission for a Just and Sustainable Palestinian-Israeli Peace.

Women and Change in the Middle East

May 01, 2006 // 8:30am3:00pm
Middle East Program
In this conference, speakers discussed progress toward the empowerment of women in the Middle East and North Africa. The first panel examined the status of women in a select number of countries in the region, focusing on women's rights and civil society, and examining developments in women's political participation and legal rights. The second panel focused on the experiences of women in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

Live Webcast-- A Year after the Cedar Revolution, March 14th 2005: Achievements and Challenges Ahead

April 20, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
with His Excellency Fuad Abdul Basset Siniora, Prime Minister of Lebanon

The Role of Oil in Iraqi Politics

April 11, 2006 // 9:30am10:30am
Middle East Program
Yahia Said, Director, Iraq Revenue Watch Initiative, Open Society Institute; Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics

The US, Turkey and Strategic Developments in the Broader Middle East

March 30, 2006 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
Ian Lesser, Public Policy Scholar, Southeast Europe Project

The Fate of Local Democracy in Iran and What it Conveys about the Iranian State

March 22, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Kian Tajbakhsh, Member, Steering Committee, Urban Studies Research Group at the Cultural Research Bureau in Tehran, Iran; International Consultant, Project Director, Municipal Sector Review, World Bank. Commentator: Hossein Bashiriyeh, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tehran University; Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, The National Endowment for Democracy.

An Agenda for Europe in the Middle East

March 17, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
Global Europe Program
With Eric Rouleau, former French ambassador to Tunisia and Turkey and Middle East correspondent for LE MONDE

Live Webcast: Inside Ahmadinejad's Mind

March 15, 2006 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Barbara Slavin, Senior Diplomatic Reporter, USA Today

Live Webcast--Reaching for Power: The Shi'a in the Modern Arab World

March 14, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Yitzhak Nakash, Author; Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis University; former Wilson Center Fellow

Live Webcast: Turkey's Turbulent Road to the EU

March 13, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Zehra Arat, Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies, Purchase College, State University of New York; recent IREX fellowship recipient focusing on human rights in Turkey; Lenore Martin, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Emmanuel College, and Research Associate at Harvard University; coeditor and coauthor of The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy; John Sitilides, Chairman, Board of Advisors, Southeast Europe Project, Woodrow Wilson Center; Mario Zucconi, Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs, Wilson School, Princeton University; Professor of International Relations, University of Urbino, Italy; Scholar at the Ethnobarometer in Rome, Italy; Moderator: John Tirman, Executive Director, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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