Lebanon: Three years after Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri

February 28, 2008 // 9:30am10:30am
Speakers: Charles Rizk, Lebanese Minister of Justice and Jeffrey Feltman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, U.S. Department of State and former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon (2004-2008)

Creative Use of the Media in the Middle East

February 27, 2008 // 9:30am11:30am
Mahmood Al Yousif, Mahmoods Den Blog, Bahrain; Najdat Anzour, Filmmaker, Syria; Honey Al Sayed, Radio Al Madina, Syria; Zaid Mosehni, Tolo TV, Afghanistan; Senad Pecanin, Dani Magazine, Bosnia; and Riad Kahwaji, Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, UAE.

The Lebanese Impasse Through the Eyes of the Lebanese Media

February 25, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Marwan Kraidy, Associate Professor, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and former Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

Religious Freedom and Democratization in the Middle East: Links and Challenges

February 22, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Speakers: Thomas Melia, Deputy Executive Director of Freedom House and former Director of Middle East Programs at the National Democratic Institute (NDI); Thomas Farr, Visiting Associate Professor of Religion and World Affairs at Georgetown University and former Director of the State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom; and Joe Stork, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Division at Human Rights Watch and principal author of the recent report on Egypt, Prohibited Identities: State Interference with Religious Freedom.

Myth and Reality of Women's Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa Region

February 11, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Nadereh Chamlou Senior Advisor, Economic & Sector Work and Regional Gender Coordinator, Office of the Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank

The Israelis and their Politics

January 29, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
Speakers: Yehuda Ben Meir, Senior Research Associate, Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, and Former Member of the Israeli Knesset; Nimrod Novik, Senior Vice President, MERHAV Group of Companies and Former Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Shimon Peres; Dov Weissglas, Senior Partner, Weissglas-Almagor and Former Bureau Chief and Special Foreign Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. And moderators Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar,Woodrow Wilson Center and Robert Malley, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program, International Crisis Group

Iran's 2008 Parliamentary Elections: Slogans and Stakes

January 25, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Farideh Farhi, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa

The Path to Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Security Experts Share Insights

January 24, 2008 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Speakers: Eynat Gepner-Goldstien, Retired Colonel, Israel Defense Forces; Israela Oron, Retired Brigadier General, Israel Defense Forces; Esther (Etty) Yevnin, Retired Colonel, Israel Police; Haitham Saleh Ibrahim Arar, Head of the Democracy and Human Rights Unit, Ministry of Interior, Palestinian National Authority; Amal Jadou, Director-General of international affairs, Office of President Mahmoud Abbas; and Enas H. H. NazzalCaptain, Preventive Security Services,Palestinian National Authority.

"From Idaho to Iran: Searching for Identity"

January 14, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Davar Ardalan, Author of My Name is Iran: a Memoir and Supervising Senior Producer at National Public Radio

U.S., Syria and the old new Middle East: Confrontation or Cooperation?

December 17, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Imad Moustapha, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United States


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