Successful Autocracy in the Middle East?

September 16, 2003 // 8:30am3:30pm
By Invitation Only

The Future of Iran's Islamic Republic: Evolution or Revolution

September 15, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Ramin Jahanbegloo, Head of the Department for Contemporary Studies, Cultural Research Bureau, Tehran, Iran.

Prospects for Peace: Perspectives of Israeli and Palestinian Nonviolence Activists

July 15, 2003 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Lucy Nuseibeh,Director, Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND)Michal MillerProfessor, Hebrew University, Truman Institute for Peace

Diaspora Communities: Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy

June 23, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Thomas Ambrosio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University;Yossi Shain, Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics, Georgetown University

Book Launch: "Liberalization Against Democracy: The Local Politics of Economic Reform in Tunisia"

June 19, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Stephen J. King, Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University, and Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

The Middle East: Post Iraq

June 16, 2003 // 12:00am
Panel I: Post Iraq War Middle East and Prospects for Liberalization Chair: Robert Pelletreau, Former Assistant Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs. Speakers: Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, The Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, and Senior Fellow, Saban Center, Brookings Institution; Marina Ottaway, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Anatol Lieven, Senior Associate for Foreign and Security Policy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.Panel II: Arab-Israeli Conflict: Outstanding IssuesChair: Phyllis Oakley, Former Assistant Secretary of State. Speakers: Khalil Shikaki, Associate Professor of Political Science at Bir Zeit University and Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in Ramallah; Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, The Henry L. Stimson Center; William Quandt, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. Professor of Politics, the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, University of Virginia.Luncheon Speaker: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor; Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies.Panel III: Prospects for the Road Map Chair: Edward Walker, President and CEO, Middle East Institute. Speakers: Buthaina Shabaan, Director, Foreign Media Department, Syrian Arab Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Abdallah Bouhabib, Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Lebanon.

*POSTPONED* Trafficking of Women: The Case of Iran

June 13, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Roya Karimi, Iranian journalist

*POSTPONED*The Future of Civil Society in Iran

June 12, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Omid MemarianIranian journalist

The Islamization of Central Asia: Politics, Economics and Society

June 11, 2003 // 1:00pm5:00pm
This conference is co-sponsored by The Asia Program, Kennan Institute and Middle East Project.

Book Launch -- MARTYRS: Innocence, Vengeance and Despair in the Middle East

June 02, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Joyce Davis is an acknowledged expert on the Middle East and Islamic movements. Her newest book offers insights into Islam's teaching on martyrdom and its connection to the September 11 attacks on the United States. Ms. Davis also is author of Between Jihad and Salaam: Profiles in Islam, a collection of profiles and interviews with Islamic leaders around the world.


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