Middle East and North Africa Events

Live Webcast: The Future of Democracy in Lebanon

January 25, 2006 // 10:30am12:00pm
Middle East Program
A Director's Forum with Saad Hariri, Leader of the Future Bloc in the Lebanese Parliament. Video of this event is now available.

Post-election Iraq: What's Next for Women

January 19, 2006 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Hanaa Edwar, General Secretary, Iraqi Al-Amal Association; Founder, Iraqi Women's Network. Basma Fakri, Co-founder and President, Women's Alliance for a Democratic Iraq. Zakia Hakki, Member, Iraqi National Assembly; Former Member, Constitutional Drafting Committee. Mishkat Al Moumin, Former Minister of Environment, Iraqi Interim Government. Ala Noori Talabani, Member, Iraqi National Assembly; Co-founder, Women for a Free Iraq; Co-founder, Iraqi Women's High Council; Active Member, Kurdistan Women Union.

Against All Odds: The Story of a Women's Cultural Centre in Iran

December 13, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Goli Emami, Manager, Farzan Publishers, Tehran, Iran.

Will Egypt Become a Democracy? The 2005 Parliamentary Elections

December 09, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Emad El-Din Shahin, Associate Professor, American University in Cairo;Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University.

Live Webcast: Quo Vadis Iraq? Trying to Look Beyond the Horizon

November 15, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Amatzia Baram, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Professor, Department of Middle East History, University of Haifa, Israel; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Former Washington Post Baghdad Bureau Chief (April 2003-October 2004).

The State of Civil Society & NGOs Under Iran's New Government

November 07, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Baquer Namazi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hamyaran, Iran NGO Resource Center, Tehran, Iran

Syria at a Crossroads: Will There Be a Damascus Spring?

November 02, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Sadik al-Azm, Visiting Professor, Near East Studies Department, Princeton University

Women, Democracy, and Peace: The Cyprus Example

October 28, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Oya Talat, Political Advocate; Spouse of Mehmet Ali Talat, "Turkish Cypriot President."This event was cosponsored by the Middle East Program and the Project for Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Live Webcast--Israel and the Palestinians: The Road Ahead After Gaza Disengagement

October 26, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Video of this event is now online.Shlomo Brom, Former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor; Guest Scholar in Residence, United States Institute of Peace; Ghaleb Darabya, Fellows Class of 2006, The Edward S. Mason Program in Public Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and former Counselor for Political & Congressional Affairs, Palestinian Mission to the USA, Palestinian National Authority; Shai Feldman, Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University; Khalil Shikaki, Associate Professor of Political Science, Bir Zeit University; Director, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSP), Ramallah.

Live Webcast--Engaging Islamists: The Evolving Policy Debate

October 24, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Presenters: Daniel Brumberg, Special Advisor, United States Insitute of Peace, and Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University; Amr Hamzawy, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Abdeslam Maghraoui, Director, Muslim World Initiative, United States Institute of Peace.Commentator: Mona Yacoubian, Special Advisor, United States Institute of Peace.This event is cosponsored with The Muslim World Initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

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