Middle East and North Africa Events

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

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.

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

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

Europe and the Middle East: The Greek Juncture

June 12, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
Global Europe Program
Dr. Athanasios Moulakis, Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Cancelled: A Kurdish Perspective on Northern Iraq

June 07, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Muhammad Ihsan, Minister for Extra-Regional Affairs, Kurdistan Regional Government

Press Briefing---Iran and Haleh Esfandiari: An Update

May 31, 2007 // 11:30am12:30pm
Middle East Program
As part of its continuous efforts to bring attention to Dr. Esfandiari's unjustified arrest, the Woodrow Wilson Center will hold a press briefing on Thursday, May 31, 2007. The briefing will include remarks from Lee H. Hamilton, president and director of the Wilson Center, and Shaul Bakhash, Haleh's husband and Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University. This event will be live webcast.