Critical Issues in the Middle East Roundtable Series

Director: Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa 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

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: Lessons from Past Negotiations

Speaker:

Galia Golan, Professor, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Presider:

Robert M. 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.

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

Syrian Perspectives on Transitional Justice

Speakers:

Craig Charney, President, Charney Research, Mohammed Al Abdallah, Executive Director, Syrian Justice and Accountability Center

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign relations
January 31, 2014

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

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 M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studie, Council on Foreign Relations
January 16, 2014

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Roundtable Meeting

Leadership in Developing Democracies: A Nigerian Perspective

Speaker:

The Honorable Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 12, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

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

Presiders:

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 25, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Israel's Security Challenge in 2013

Speaker:

Ehud Olmert, Former Prime Minister of the State of Israel

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 4, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Tunisia: Two Years Later

Speaker:

Hamadi Jebali, Secretary-General, Ennahda Movement

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 3, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Crisis in Syria: A Lebanese View

Speaker:

Ghattas Khoury, Founding Member of March 14 Alliance; Former Member of Parliament

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies
May 17, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Academic Conference Call

Syria in Crisis: The View from Paris

Speakers:

Eric Chevallier, Ambassador from Syria, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Emmanuel Bonne, Adviser from North Africa, the Middle East, and the United Nations to the President of the French Republic

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 24, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Israeli National Security Decision-Making

Speaker:

Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, Harvard's Kennedy School

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 21, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A View from Syria

Speaker:

Janine di Giovanni, Journalist

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 29, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Ehud Olmert

Speaker:

Ehud Olmert, Former Prime Minister, Israel

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 7, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Saudi Arabia's Evolving Role in the Arab Uprisings

Speaker:

Ali Tulbah, Managing Director, McLarty Associates

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
March 7, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Converstation with Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon

Speaker:

Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon, Vice Premier and Minister of Strategic Affairs, Government of Israel

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 23, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Yossi Alpher, Bitterlemons

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Council on Foreign Relations
October 13, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Revolutions in the Middle East: A Jordanian Perspective

Speaker:

Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad, Jordanian Representative to the UN and Former Jordanian Ambassador to the United States

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Council on Foreign Relations
April 14, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Dov Weissglas, Weissglas-Almagor

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Council on Foreign Relations
December 13, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Jerome H. Powell, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; Former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Tony Blair

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Council on Foreign Relations
December 6, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Ali Abu Kumail, Private Sector Development Adviser, Office of the Quartet Representative, Tony Blair

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Council on Foreign Relations
October 18, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.