Critical Issues in the Middle East Roundtable Series

Director: Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies
October 18, 2010 - Present

From the Atlantic to the Gulf of Oman, the Middle East is witnessing unprecedented change and transformation. At this pivotal time of popular uprisings, revolutions, and ongoing efforts toward Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, this roundtable series seeks to generate a deeper, richer understanding of the vast array of issues currently shaping the region. To this end, the series brings together policymakers, opinion leaders, and government officials with the most intimate knowledge of the Middle East to enrich the dialogue both on developments in the region and U.S. policy.

Meetings

Meeting ⁄ Washington

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: Lessons from Past Negotiations

Speaker Galia Golan

Professor, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya


Presider Robert Danin

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

February 4, 2014

This meeting is on the record.

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Syrian Perspectives on Transitional Justice

Speakers Craig Charney

President, Charney Research

, Mohammed Al Abdallah

Executive Director, Syrian Justice and Accountability Center


Presider Robert Danin

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign relations

January 31, 2014

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U.S. Defense Policy in the Wake of the Interim Agreement with Iran

Speaker Matthew Spence

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy


Presider Robert Danin

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studie, Council on Foreign Relations

January 16, 2014

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Leadership in Developing Democracies: A Nigerian Perspective

Speaker The Honorable Aminu Waziri TambuwalSpeaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 12, 2013

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A Conversation with Dani Dayan, Chief Foreign Envoy for the Yesha Council of the Israeli Settlement Movement

Speaker Dani DayanChief Foreign Envoy for the Yesha Council of the Israeli Settlement Movement
Presiders Elliott AbramsSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 25, 2013

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Israel's Security Challenge in 2013

Speaker Ehud OlmertFormer Prime Minister of the State of Israel
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 4, 2013

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Tunisia: Two Years Later

Speaker Hamadi JebaliSecretary-General, Ennahda Movement
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 3, 2013

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Crisis in Syria: A Lebanese View

Speaker Ghattas KhouryFounding Member of March 14 Alliance; Former Member of Parliament
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies
May 17, 2013

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Syria in Crisis: The View from Paris

Speakers Eric ChevallierAmbassador from Syria, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Emmanuel BonneAdviser from North Africa, the Middle East, and the United Nations to the President of the French Republic
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 24, 2013

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Israeli National Security Decision-Making

Speaker Chuck FreilichSenior Fellow at the Belfer Center, Harvard's Kennedy School
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 21, 2013

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A View from Syria

Speaker Janine di GiovanniJournalist
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 29, 2012

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A Conversation with Ehud Olmert

Speaker Ehud OlmertFormer Prime Minister, Israel
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 7, 2012

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Saudi Arabia's Evolving Role in the Arab Uprisings

Speaker Ali TulbahManaging Director, McLarty Associates
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
March 7, 2012

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A Converstation with Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon

Speaker Lt. Gen. Moshe YaalonVice Premier and Minister of Strategic Affairs, Government of Israel
Presider Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 23, 2012

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Following the UN Gambit-New Opportunities for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Management

Speaker Yossi AlpherBitterlemons
Presider Robert DaninCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 13, 2011

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Revolutions in the Middle East: A Jordanian Perspective

Speaker Prince Zeid Bin Ra'adJordanian Representative to the UN and Former Jordanian Ambassador to the United States
Presider Robert DaninCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 14, 2011

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Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Peace: A Conversation with Dov Weissglas

Speaker Dov WeissglasWeissglas-Almagor
Presider Robert DaninCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 13, 2010

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Are There Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process for Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking?

Speaker Jerome H. PowellCentre for Humanitarian Dialogue; Former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Tony Blair
Presider Robert DaninCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 6, 2010

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Social and Economic Conditions in Gaza: A View from the Ground

Speaker Ali Abu KumailPrivate Sector Development Adviser, Office of the Quartet Representative, Tony Blair
Presider Robert DaninCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 18, 2010

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