Middle East Roundtable

Director: Richard W. Murphy
October 1, 1993 - June 30, 2004

This New York-based series analyzes topical issues in the Middle East and their affect on American policy concerns. Meetings will focus on the status of Palestinian refugees and their role in the Middle East Peace Process. The Roundtable also concentrates on U.S. relations with Iran and the U.S. military action against Iraq.

Publications

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Norman Pattiz

Presider:

Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland

Panelist:

Richard W. Murphy, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Norman Pattiz, Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Chairman and Founder, Westwood One
November 18, 2003

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Requirements for Palestinian Refugee Resettlement

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Geoffrey Aronson, Foundation for Middle East Peace, Muhammad Muslih, Long Island University
March 20, 2003

This meeting is not for attribution.

General Meeting

Iraq and the UN

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy

Speaker:

Han Von Sponeck, Former UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator in Iraq
May 22, 2002

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Roundtable Meeting

Democracy and Islam in Turkey

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy

Speaker:

Tayyip Erdogan, Ak Parti
February 4, 2002

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

America's Response to Terrorism: Fundamentalist Movements in Africa

Presiders:

Gwendolyn Mikell, Rachel Bronson

Speaker:

John Voll, Center for Muslim/Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
December 5, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Anti-Terrorism Policy, Retaliation, and the Phenomenon of the Suicide Bomber: Lessons from Israel and America

Presider:

Henry Siegman

Speaker:

Ariel Merari, Tel Aviv University
October 15, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

America’s Response to Terrorism: Assessing the Threat

Presider:

Kenneth M. Pollack

Speaker:

Paul Pillar, National Intelligence Office for the Near East and south Asia
October 3, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

National Program Meeting

Bringing Israelis and Palestinians Back to the Negotiating Table

Panelist:

Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Speaker:

Judith Kipper
August 28, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Palestinian Refugees and the Peace Process: The Role of Multilateral Refugee Working Group

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy

Speakers:

Michael Molloy, Foreign Ministry Canada, Rex Brynen, McGill University
May 24, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

General Meeting

Trip to the Center for Strategic Studies of the University of Jordan

May 21, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

The Palestinian Refugee Issue in the Quest for Middle East Peace

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Rosemary Hollis, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Nadim Shehadi, Oxford University
May 15, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

The Palestinian Refugee Issue in the Quest for Middle East Peace (Washington, DC)

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Rosemary Hollis, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Nadim Shehadi, Oxford University
May 14, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

The Future of Palestinian Refugees: The Palestinian Perspective

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy

Speakers:

Salim Tamari, Institute of Jerusalem Studies, Khalil Shikaki, Palestine Center for Policy and Survey Research
April 26, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

General Meeting

The Future of the Caspian Sea Region

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Howard Chase, BP-Amoco, Elizabeth Jones, U.S. Department of State
April 24, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Pakistan, Militant Islam, and Its Neighbors

Speaker:

Akbar Ahmed, Professor, Princeton University
December 5, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

India and Its Neighbors

Speaker:

Inder Kumar Gujral, Former P.M. and Foreign Minister
November 9, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

South Asia: Today and Tomorrow

Panelist:

Phillips Talbot, President Emeritus, Asia Society

Speaker:

Inder Kumar Gujral, Former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of India
November 9, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

National Program Meeting

Is Peace at Hand in the Middle East?

Discussant:

Laurie Brand, Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California

Panelist:

Michael Parks, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Pacific Council on International Policy

Speaker:

Judith Kipper, Director, Middle East Forum, Council on Foreign Relations
August 28, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Islamist Movements and U.S. Foreign Policy

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Ahmad Moussalli, American University of Beirut
June 7, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

The European Union: A Context for Resolution of the Cyprus Problem?

Presiders:

Richard W. Murphy, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Radha Kumar, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Lellos Demetriades, Mayor of Nicosia, Nelson Ledsky, National Democratic Institute
April 6, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Post-Coup Politics in South Asia: Democracy, Islam and the Bomb

Speaker:

Najam Sethi, Reporter, Friday Times
November 23, 1999

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Iraq and the Kurds: Status and Prospects

Presider:

Phebe A. Marr

Speaker:

Jalal Talabani, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
September 24, 1999

This meeting is not for attribution.

General Meeting

Afghanistan: Are the Wars Over?

Presider:

Deborah Amos, Correspondent, ABC-News

Speakers:

Ahmed Rashid, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Far Eastern Economic Review/The Daily Telegraph, Antonio Donini, United Nations, Barnett R. Rubin, Council on Foreign Relations
December 14, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Revising Israeli History: The Debate about 1948

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy

Speakers:

Michael D. McCurry, University of Chicago, Avi Shlaim, Oxford University
December 8, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Artistic Expression in Contemporary Iran: Women Filmmakers on Islam, Gender, and Cinema

Presider:

Hamid Dabashi

Speakers:

Tahmineh Milani, Director, Fereshleh Taerpour, Producer and Production Manager, Shirin Vahidi, Film Editor, Farimah Farjami, Actress, Niki Karimi, Actress, Malak Djahan Khazai, Art Director and Product Designer
November 18, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A New Era in Iran's Domestic and Foreign Policies

Presider:

Farhad Kazemi

Speaker:

Ebrahim Yazdi, Freedom Movement of Iran
November 10, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Algeria's Crisis: Roles and Responsibilities

Presider:

Lisa Anderson

Speakers:

Rula Khalaf, Financial Times, Embassy of France to the United States, Herre Magro, Independent Consultant, Mona Yacoubian
February 3, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Reflections on the Jordanian Elections

Presider:

Judith Kipper

Speakers:

Rami Khouri, Jordan Time, Adnan Abu Odeh, Center for Strategic and International Studies
November 12, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Lebanon and the Peace Process

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy

Speaker:

Fares Bouez, Foreign Ministry, Lebanon
September 29, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

The Refah (Welfare) Party and Turkish Foreign Policy

Presider:

Matthew Nimitz

Speaker:

Abdullah Gul, Minister of State, Turkey
February 26, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Recent Political Developments in Iran

Presider:

Farhad Kazemi

Speaker:

Bijan Khajehpour, Iran Focus (journal)
February 12, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

State of Affairs and Affairs of State in Turkey

Presider:

Richard W. Murphy

Speaker:

Dogu Ergil, Ankara University, Turkey
November 22, 1996

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Iraq: What Went Wrong in the Safe Haven?

Presider:

Phebe A. Marr

Speakers:

Ahmad Chalabi, President, Iraqi National Congress, Chibli Mallat, St. Josephs University, Lebanon, Barham Saleh, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Hoshyar Zibari, Kurdistan Democratic Party
October 18, 1996

This meeting is not for attribution.