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2023 Speakers
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Politics and Protest in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Sunday, June 25

Sanam Vakil, Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

About the Speaker

Recording:  Vakil Lecture

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Turkey in an Age of Great Power Competition

Sunday, July 9 

Asli Aydintasbas, Visiting Fellow, The Turkey Project at the Brookings Institute, and columnist for the Washington Post

About the Speaker

Recording:  Aydintasbas Lecture

75 Years of Nakba.  Where Next for Palestine?

Sunday, July 16

Husam Zomlot, Ambassador Zomlot is the Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom

About the Speaker

Recording:  Zomlot Lecture


Perceptions and Misperceptions of China's Growing Influence in the Middle East

Sunday, July 30 

Jonathan FultonNonresident senior fellow for Atlantic Council's Middle East Programs, and professor, International Relations/Political Science, Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.

About the Speaker

Recording:  Fulton Lecture

The "Middle East" is once again West Asia

Sunday, August 6 

Chas Freeman, Visiting Scholar Brown University, Former U.S. Ambassador, Asst Secretary Defense, and other senior State Department positions 

About the Speaker

Recording:  Freeman Lecture

Text of Lecture is available HERE


Israel in 2023: A 'Perfect Storm' of Crises

Sunday, August 27 

Daniel Kurtzer, U.S. Ambassador (Ret) and Professor, Middle East Policy Studies, Princeton University

About the Speaker

Recording:  Kurtzer Lecture

The views expressed in our lectures are those of the speaker, and do not necessarily represent the views of MEFF.

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