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

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A Conversation with Norman Pattiz

Presider Shibley TelhamiAnwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland
Panelist Richard W. MurphyCouncil on Foreign Relations
Speaker Norman PattizMember, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Chairman and Founder, Westwood One
November 18, 2003

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Requirements for Palestinian Refugee Resettlement

Presider Richard W. MurphyCouncil on Foreign Relations
Speakers Geoffrey AronsonFoundation for Middle East Peace, Muhammad MuslihLong Island University
March 20, 2003

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Iraq and the UN

Presider Richard W. Murphy
Speaker Han Von SponeckFormer UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator in Iraq
May 22, 2002

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Democracy and Islam in Turkey

Presider Richard W. Murphy
Speaker Tayyip ErdoganAk Parti
February 4, 2002

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America's Response to Terrorism: Fundamentalist Movements in Africa

Presiders Gwendolyn Mikell, Rachel Bronson
Speaker John VollCenter for Muslim/Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
December 5, 2001

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

Presider Henry Siegman
Speaker Ariel MerariTel Aviv University
October 15, 2001

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America’s Response to Terrorism: Assessing the Threat

Presider Kenneth M. Pollack
Speaker Paul PillarNational Intelligence Office for the Near East and south Asia
October 3, 2001

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Bringing Israelis and Palestinians Back to the Negotiating Table

Panelist Mel LevinePartner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Speaker Judith Kipper
August 28, 2001

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

Presider Richard W. Murphy
Speakers Michael MolloyForeign Ministry Canada, Rex BrynenMcGill University
May 24, 2001

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

May 21, 2001

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The Palestinian Refugee Issue in the Quest for Middle East Peace

Presider Richard W. MurphyHasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Rosemary HollisRoyal Institute of International Affairs, Nadim ShehadiOxford University
May 15, 2001

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

Presider Richard W. MurphyHasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Rosemary HollisRoyal Institute of International Affairs, Nadim ShehadiOxford University
May 14, 2001

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The Future of Palestinian Refugees: The Palestinian Perspective

Presider Richard W. Murphy
Speakers Salim TamariInstitute of Jerusalem Studies, Khalil ShikakiPalestine Center for Policy and Survey Research
April 26, 2001

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The Future of the Caspian Sea Region

Presider Richard W. MurphySenior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Howard ChaseBP-Amoco, Elizabeth JonesU.S. Department of State
April 24, 2001

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Pakistan, Militant Islam, and Its Neighbors

Speaker Akbar AhmedProfessor, Princeton University
December 5, 2000

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South Asia: Today and Tomorrow

Panelist Phillips TalbotPresident Emeritus, Asia Society
Speaker Inder Kumar GujralFormer Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of India
November 9, 2000

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India and Its Neighbors

Speaker Inder Kumar GujralFormer P.M. and Foreign Minister
November 9, 2000

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Is Peace at Hand in the Middle East?

Discussant Laurie BrandProfessor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California
Panelist Michael ParksDistinguished Visiting Fellow, Pacific Council on International Policy
Speaker Judith KipperDirector, Middle East Forum, Council on Foreign Relations
August 28, 2000

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Islamist Movements and U.S. Foreign Policy

Presider Richard W. MurphySenior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker Ahmad MoussalliAmerican University of Beirut
June 7, 2000

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

Presiders Richard W. MurphyHasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Radha KumarFellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Lellos DemetriadesMayor of Nicosia, Nelson LedskyNational Democratic Institute
April 6, 2000

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

Speaker Najam SethiReporter, Friday Times
November 23, 1999

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Iraq and the Kurds: Status and Prospects

Presider Phebe A. Marr
Speaker Jalal TalabaniPatriotic Union of Kurdistan
September 24, 1999

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Afghanistan: Are the Wars Over?

Presider Deborah AmosCorrespondent, ABC-News
Speakers Ahmed RashidSenior Fellow and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Far Eastern Economic Review/The Daily Telegraph, Antonio DoniniUnited Nations, Barnett R. RubinCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 14, 1998

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Revising Israeli History: The Debate about 1948

Presider Richard W. Murphy
Speakers Michael D. McCurryUniversity of Chicago, Avi ShlaimOxford University
December 8, 1998

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

Presider Hamid Dabashi
Speakers Tahmineh MilaniDirector, Fereshleh TaerpourProducer and Production Manager, Shirin VahidiFilm Editor, Farimah FarjamiActress, Niki KarimiActress, Malak Djahan KhazaiArt Director and Product Designer
November 18, 1998

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A New Era in Iran's Domestic and Foreign Policies

Presider Farhad Kazemi
Speaker Ebrahim YazdiFreedom Movement of Iran
November 10, 1998

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Algeria's Crisis: Roles and Responsibilities

Presider Lisa Anderson
Speakers Rula KhalafFinancial Times, Embassy of France to the United States, Herre MagroIndependent Consultant, Mona Yacoubian
February 3, 1998

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Reflections on the Jordanian Elections

Presider Judith Kipper
Speakers Rami KhouriJordan Time, Adnan Abu OdehCenter for Strategic and International Studies
November 12, 1997

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Lebanon and the Peace Process

Presider Richard W. Murphy
Speaker Fares BouezForeign Ministry, Lebanon
September 29, 1997

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The Refah (Welfare) Party and Turkish Foreign Policy

Presider Matthew Nimitz
Speaker Abdullah GulMinister of State, Turkey
February 26, 1997

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Recent Political Developments in Iran

Presider Farhad Kazemi
Speaker Bijan KhajehpourIran Focus (journal)
February 12, 1997

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State of Affairs and Affairs of State in Turkey

Presider Richard W. Murphy
Speaker Dogu ErgilAnkara University, Turkey
November 22, 1996

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Iraq: What Went Wrong in the Safe Haven?

Presider Phebe A. Marr
Speakers Ahmad ChalabiPresident, Iraqi National Congress, Chibli MallatSt. Josephs University, Lebanon, Barham SalehPatriotic Union of Kurdistan, Hoshyar ZibariKurdistan Democratic Party
October 18, 1996

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