Middle East and North Africa Events

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The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal Health

July 31, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Ensuring access to family planning is not only a matter of human rights, but can also play a key role in protecting the health of mothers and children. Maternal health experts and program directors met at the Wilson Center on July 31 to discuss the role family planning takes in women’s health in developing countries, what successes family planning programs worldwide have had so far, and what can be done to expand services. Sarah Craven, chief of the UN Population Fund’s Washington office, moderated the event.
Photo by Mona Youssef
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Hezbollah’s Interests in Syria

July 25, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Hezbollah seems to be willing to lose its popularity in Lebanon to help Bashar al-Assad. Ghaddar explains why Hezbollah’s involvement seems as if they are helping secure some kind of federalism; however, their main interest is not to protect Assad, but instead, Iran.
Podcast

Briefing: Israel-Palestine Peace Talks

July 23, 2013 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Secretary John Kerry's success in getting Israelis and Palestinians to agree to resume negotiations creates both opportunities and risks for U.S. policy and the two-state solution. For a new perspective on what has been achieved and where the peace process may be heading, a panel of experts convened for a Ground Truth Briefing.
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Rouhani: Challenges at Home, Challenges Abroad

July 22, 2013 // 9:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
A panel of Iran experts discussed the current domestic and foreign policy issues that the new Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani will face as he takes office next month, and provided analysis on the new administration’s potential approach to solving these challenges.

Syria in Context of the Arab Awakening

July 19, 2013 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Middle East Program
The crisis in Syria raises many questions about democratization in the Middle East and American leadership and interest in the region. A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the crisis. This event is in collaboration with Ohio State University.
Podcast

Briefing: Egypt in Crisis

July 11, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
In this audio briefing, experienced observers on the ground in Cairo and analysts from the U.S. examine the ouster of President Morsi, the path to democracy, and the implications for political Islam in the region.
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Can International Human Rights Norms Secure Women’s Rights in the MENA Region?

July 10, 2013 // 9:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Women's rights scholars and activists from the MENA region discuss the efficacy of human rights conventions in securing women's rights in the region.
Podcast

Briefing: Egypt on the Brink

July 01, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
In this audio briefing, experienced observers on the ground in Cairo and analysts from the U.S. examine the protests in Egypt and the possibilities for government reaction.
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The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East

June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
A panel of experts shared their views on the current status of religious minorities in Middle East, especially in light of developments after the “Arab Spring,” and provided strategies and recommendations for how these minorities can be protected.
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Vision, Innovation, and Action to Address Child Marriage

June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Maternal Health Initiative
According to the UN Population Fund, more than 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020 – an estimated 14.2 million young girls marrying too young every year or 39,000 daily. The majority of these girls do not receive access to education or reproductive health services.

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