PAST SPEAKERS
 
2020 SPEAKERS

Challenges and Reform Opportunities Facing Lebanon
RANDA SLIM, Senior Fellow and Director of Conflict Resolution and Track II Dialogues Program, Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C.

Oil, COVID and the New Middle East: Implications for U.S. Policy 
JOSHUA LANDIS, Director, Center of Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK  
 
The Role of Religion in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
HENRY MUNSON, Department of Anthropology, University of Maine

 

The Hundred Years War on Palestine
RASHID KHALIDI, Department of History, Columbia University

Erdogen's Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East
SONER CAGAPTAY, Turkish Research Program, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Washington, D.C.

2019 SPEAKERS

Why Trump Is Not the Problem

ANDREW BACEVICH, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History, Boston University 

Education in the Gulf Arab States: Promises and Perils  

FARYAL KHAN, Visiting Practitioner, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Crisis in the Saudi-American Relationship?  

F. GREGORY GAUSE, III, Head, International Affairs Department, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

 

Iran-US Relations—Is Transforming Animosity into Friendship Possible?

SEYED HOSSAIN MOUSAVIAN, Specialist, Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University

2018 SPEAKERS

An Innovative Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Peace through Science

ALLEN TAYLOR, Director of STEP – Science Training Empowering Peace, and Professor of Nutrition, Development, Molecular and Chemical Biology, Tufts University  

KIM KRONENBERG, STEP Associate Director, and Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
and MA College of Pharmacy

Turkey: Where is it Going? 

LENORE MARTIN, Professor of Political Science, Emmanuel College 

 

NADIM ROUHANA, professor of International Affairs and Conflict Studies, the Fletcher School, Tufts University  

2017 SPEAKERS

The Trump Administration and the Middle East:
a Six-month Report

ROBERT H. PELLETREAU,  JR., Former Asst. Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Tunisia and Bahrain 

Where is Israel in Trump's Middle East?
NAOMI CHAZAN,  Former member and Deputy Speaker of Knesset, Dean, School of Government and Society, Academic College of Tel Aviv

The Syrian Conflict and Refugee Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Responses

EMILY CURRY, Research Fellow, Middle East Center, Northeastern University 

 

The United States and the Gulf

SUSAN ZIADEH, Former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar; Former Deputy Asst. Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs 

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