2022 Lecture Schedule

All lectures will be offered as Zoom webinars. 
Confirmed to date:


Israel's Strategic Challenges in the New Middle East

Sunday May 8 @ 5:00 PM (EDT)

General Amos Yadlin, Belfer Center, Harvard

About the Speaker

(There is no recording of this talk, at the speaker's request.)


Russia's War in Ukraine:  The Implications for Russia's Policies in the Middle East

Sunday July 17 @ 5:00 PM (EDT)

Carol R. Saivetz, Senior Advisor, MIT Securities Studies, and Associate at Harvard’s Davis Ctr for Russian and Eurasian Studies

About the Speaker 

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Global Jihad: A Brief History

Sunday, July 24 @ 5:00 PM (EDT)

Glenn E. Robinson, Naval Postgraduate School + Center for Middle East Studies, UC Berkeley

About the Speaker

Prof. Robinson’s recent book, Global Jihad: A Brief History, was named by Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy as a "Best Book of 2021”. It can be purchased online and will be available through Eight Cousins Books.

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What Afghanistan Has to Teach Us

Sunday, July 31 @ 5:00 PM (EDT)

Sarah Chayes, Afghanistan expert, and author of

On Corruption in America -- And What is at Stake

About the Speaker

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Mythologies and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Sunday, August 14 @ 5:00 PM (EDT)

Jerome Slater, Author and Political Science Professor (ret) 

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Are We Witnessing a New Era for the U.S. in the Middle East?

Sunday, August 28 @ 5:00 PM (EDT)

Vali Nasr, Johns Hopkins School of Int'l Studies

About the Speaker

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Information about the webinars presented in earlier years is available on the Past Speakers page.