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

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

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Requirements for Palestinian Refugee Resettlement

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

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Iraq and the UN

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

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Democracy and Islam in Turkey

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

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America's Response to Terrorism: Fundamentalist Movements in Africa

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

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

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

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America’s Response to Terrorism: Assessing the Threat

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

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Bringing Israelis and Palestinians Back to the Negotiating Table

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Future of Palestinian Refugees: The Palestinian Perspective

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

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The Future of the Caspian Sea Region

Speakers Elizabeth JonesU.S. Department of State, Howard ChaseBP-Amoco
Presider Richard W. MurphySenior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
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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India and Its Neighbors

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

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South Asia: Today and Tomorrow

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

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Is Peace at Hand in the Middle East?

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

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Islamist Movements and U.S. Foreign Policy

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

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

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

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

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Afghanistan: Are the Wars Over?

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

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Revising Israeli History: The Debate about 1948

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

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

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

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A New Era in Iran's Domestic and Foreign Policies

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

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Algeria's Crisis: Roles and Responsibilities

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

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Reflections on the Jordanian Elections

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

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Lebanon and the Peace Process

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

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The Refah (Welfare) Party and Turkish Foreign Policy

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

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Recent Political Developments in Iran

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

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State of Affairs and Affairs of State in Turkey

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

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Iraq: What Went Wrong in the Safe Haven?

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

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