Middle East and North Africa Events

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On the Nuclear Watch: Director General Yukiya Amano Talks About the IAEA and its Mission

November 01, 2013 // 11:30am12:30pm
Middle East Program
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano speaks at the Wilson Center about the essential role of the IAEA in promoting the peaceful use of atomic energy worldwide, helping to promote nuclear safety and monitoring national nuclear programs. It is expected that discussions will also touch safeguards activities of the Agency, including developments with regard to Iran.
Webcast

Humanitarian Crisis: Impact of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

October 29, 2013 // 8:55am10:30am
Middle East Program
Lebanon hosts more refugees from Syria than any other country in the region, placing tremendous strain on Lebanese host communities, public services, and infrastructure. Join this conversation about the humanitarian impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon and what steps the international community is taking to address the issue.
One Hundred Victories
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One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare

October 28, 2013 // 3:55pm5:15pm
Asia Program
The Wilson Center's Asia Program and Middle East Program present author Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at RAND and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar as she discusses her book, "One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare."

CANCELED: Egypt After the Roadmap

October 25, 2013 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Ziada focuses on future steps and what Egypt needs to do most in the upcoming years to guarantee inclusion of women and youth, proper representation of all factions, transitional justice, and the role of military vs. state institutions.

Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

October 24, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.
Podcast

Ground Truth Briefing--Iran's Nuclear Program: Is a Deal Possible?

October 18, 2013 // 9:45am10:45am
Middle East Program
In this media briefing podcast, three experienced analysts of Iran and the nuclear issues assess the significance of the Geneva meeting and the future course of U.S.-Iranian relations.
Webcast

MENA Women in the Reformist Process: A Retrospective

October 18, 2013 // 9:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Experts will discuss women's role in the reformist process in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Deciphering Russian Policy on Syria: What Happened…and What’s Next

October 07, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Since the Arab Spring arrived in Syria in 2011, Russia has strongly supported the Assad regime’s efforts to suppress its opponents, while the U.S. has remained relatively uninvolved. Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University, analyzed the next steps as Russia and the U.S. work to cooperate on Syria.
Photo by Mona Youssef
Webcast

An Assessment of Rouhani’s Visit to New York: Real Diplomacy or Failed Expectations?

October 02, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Two Iran experts assess Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to the United Nations General Assembly and its implications for improving relations between the United States and Iran.
Photo by Mona Youssef
Webcast

Challenges of Chemical Weapons Disarmament in Syria

September 27, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
The U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons calls on the Assad regime to provide an inventory of its weapons stockpile and agree to a timetable for their removal and ultimate destruction. Charles Duelfer, a leading expert on WMD disarmament with extensive experience in Iraq with the UN and the U.S. government, will discuss the practical challenges of implementing this accord.

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