March 31, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
In the wake of President Obama’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, please join us for this conference call as three veteran observers and analysts of the Saudi and Washington scenes assess the state of relations between the two countries and prospects for the future.
March 26, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Middle East Program held a meeting on "Iran, the Next Five Years: Change or More of the Same?" with four Iran experts.
March 24, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
President Obama's mission in visiting Saudi Arabia at the end of March is to reassure King Abdullah of America's commitment to the Saudi kingdom. But with so many uncertainties in ongoing U.S. negotiations with Iran, Israel, and the Palestinians and serious differences between the two over the civil wars in Syria and Iraq, the question is will President Obama succeed?
March 20, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
The crisis in Syria shows no signs of abating. Prospects for an internal political agreement or an external intervention to defuse let alone end the civil war seem improbable at best. Meanwhile the humanitarian, political, and strategic costs for Syria and the region mount daily. Ambassador Robert Ford speaks on the current situation in Syria and prospects for the future.
March 18, 2014 // 8:30am — 9:30am
With President Obama due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on March 17, Palestinian Authority Lead Negotiator Saeb Erekat discusses the state of the peace process.
March 05, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
MEP held a meeting on "Iran’s Nuclear Deal: The Road Ahead" with Michael Adler, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Reza Marashi, Research Director, National Iranian American Council.
March 04, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
In this Director's Forum, Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of Intelligence, assessed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington.
February 28, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
It has been forty years since hostilities divided the Republic of Cyprus, yet the discovery of hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean indicate that 2014 could be a year of possibility for the island nation. The potential development of these hydrocarbon resources could provide an opportunity for Cyprus to become a major regional player.
February 24, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
With almost 800 million people currently lacking access to clean water and two-thirds of the world’s population projected to face conditions of severe water stress by 2025, disputes over water are a growing global concern. But while dwindling water supplies sharpen focus on conflict, long-term peacebuilding opportunities are often overlooked.
February 18, 2014 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
“Our Summer in Tehran,” which premiered on PBS in 2011, is an intimate and nuanced portrait of the Iranian people. Filmmaker Shapiro took her 6-year-old son with her to Tehran. They spent the summer with three Iranian families from very different backgrounds. Part poetry, part travelogue, part family drama, “Our Summer in Tehran” takes the viewer into the fascinating and yet strikingly familiar home of the typical Iranian family.
Experts & Staff
- Henri J. Barkey // Director, Middle East Program
- Kendra Heideman // Program Associate
- Julia Craig Romano // Program Assistant
- Ismail Alexandrani // Visiting Arab Journalist
- Margot Badran // Senior Scholar
- Laura Blumenfeld // Public Policy Fellow
- Jason Brodsky // Policy Advisor to the Director, President and CEO and Research Associate
- Jeffrey Goldberg // Distinguished Fellow
- Aaron David Miller // Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar
- Amal Mudallali // Senior Scholar
- David Ottaway // Senior Scholar
- Marina Ottaway // Senior Scholar
- Robin Wright // USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar
- Haleh Esfandiari // Director Emerita, Middle East Program