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Party Politics, Religion, and Women's Leadership

April 18, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
The book Party Politics, Religion, and Women’s Leadership advances a theory of party religiosity to explain women's leadership across parties and countries, drawing on robust qualitative and quantitative findings from cross-national multiple cases and a case study of Lebanon.
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European-Israeli Relations: Structural Problems

April 17, 2014 // 9:00am10:00am
The relations between Israel and Europe are increasingly based on resentment and mistrust. Professor Schueftan’s discussion focuses on the structural causes of this rift—the profoundly different historical experiences on both sides of the Mediterranean in recent generations and the diametrically opposed conclusions and weltanschauung it produced.

The Arab Spring and the State of Egypt’s Antiquities

April 14, 2014 // 4:00pm5:00pm
The current instability in Egypt is having its toll on its cultural heritage that is being lost and desecrated. Different archaeological sites commissioned by antiquities dealers leaving are being vandalized. The local communities are also involved due to economic hardship. Both objects and archaeological records are being lost for good. This very fast and speedy loss is the worst Egypt has ever faced.
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Is Foreign Policy Bipartisanship Alive on Capitol Hill?

April 09, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
With today's Congress sharply divided along partisan lines, are U.S. lawmakers still capable of reaching across the aisle on foreign policy? This public program will examine the congressional politics of U.S. foreign policy making and the prospects for foreign policy bipartisanship.
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Beyond the Arab Spring: U.S. Engagement in a Changing Middle East

April 08, 2014 // 11:30am1:00pm
The panelists consider how a range of domestic and regional changes in the Middle East have generated new challenges for U.S. diplomacy. This event is the 6th and final in a series of presentations on “Reshaping the Strategic Culture of the Middle East.”

Ground Truth Briefing: The U.S.-Saudi Relationship: Too Big To Fail?

March 31, 2014 // 9:00am10:00am
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.
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Iran, the Next Five Years: Change or More of the Same?

March 26, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
The Middle East Program held a meeting on "Iran, the Next Five Years: Change or More of the Same?" with four Iran experts.
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Obama's Trip to Reassure Riyadh: Mission Impossible?

March 24, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
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?
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The Future of Syria: A Conversation with Robert Ford

March 20, 2014 // 4:00pm5:00pm
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.
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Whither the Peace Process? A Conversation with Palestinian Authority Lead Negotiator Saeb Erekat

March 18, 2014 // 8:30am9:30am
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.

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