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

A Conversation with Norman Pattiz

Speaker: Norman Pattiz, Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Chairman and Founder, Westwood One
Panelist: Richard W. Murphy, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland
November 18, 2003

This meeting is not for attribution.

Requirements for Palestinian Refugee Resettlement

Speakers: Geoffrey Aronson, Foundation for Middle East Peace, Muhammad Muslih, Long Island University
Presider: Richard W. Murphy, Council on Foreign Relations
March 20, 2003

This meeting is not for attribution.

Iraq and the UN

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Democracy and Islam in Turkey

Speaker: Tayyip Erdogan, Ak Parti
Presider: Richard W. Murphy
February 4, 2002

This meeting is not for attribution.

America's Response to Terrorism: Fundamentalist Movements in Africa

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speaker: Ariel Merari, Tel Aviv University
Presider: Henry Siegman
October 15, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

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America’s Response to Terrorism: Assessing the Threat

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

Bringing Israelis and Palestinians Back to the Negotiating Table

Speaker: Judith Kipper
Panelist: Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
August 28, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speakers: Rex Brynen, McGill University, Michael Molloy, Foreign Ministry Canada
Presider: Richard W. Murphy
May 24, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

May 21, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

The Palestinian Refugee Issue in the Quest for Middle East Peace

Speakers: Rosemary Hollis, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Nadim Shehadi, Oxford University
Presider: Richard W. Murphy, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 15, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speakers: Rosemary Hollis, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Nadim Shehadi, Oxford University
Presider: Richard W. Murphy, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 14, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

The Future of Palestinian Refugees: The Palestinian Perspective

Speakers: Khalil Shikaki, Palestine Center for Policy and Survey Research, Salim Tamari, Institute of Jerusalem Studies
Presider: Richard W. Murphy
April 26, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

The Future of the Caspian Sea Region

Speakers: Howard Chase, BP-Amoco, Elizabeth Jones, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Richard W. Murphy, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
April 24, 2001

This meeting is not for attribution.

Pakistan, Militant Islam, and Its Neighbors

Speaker: Akbar Ahmed, Professor, Princeton University
December 5, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

India and Its Neighbors

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

South Asia: Today and Tomorrow

Speaker: Inder Kumar Gujral, Former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of India
Panelist: Phillips Talbot, President Emeritus, Asia Society
November 9, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

Is Peace at Hand in the Middle East?

Speaker: Judith Kipper, Director, Middle East Forum, Council on Foreign Relations
Panelist: Michael Parks, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Pacific Council on International Policy
Discussant: Laurie Brand, Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California
August 28, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

Islamist Movements and U.S. Foreign Policy

Speaker: Ahmad Moussalli, American University of Beirut
Presider: Richard W. Murphy, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
June 7, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speakers: Lellos Demetriades, Mayor of Nicosia, Nelson Ledsky, National Democratic Institute
Presiders: Radha Kumar, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Richard W. Murphy, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 6, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.

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.

Iraq and the Kurds: Status and Prospects

Speaker: Jalal Talabani, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Presider: Phebe A. Marr
September 24, 1999

This meeting is not for attribution.

Afghanistan: Are the Wars Over?

Speakers: Antonio Donini, United Nations, Ahmed Rashid, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Far Eastern Economic Review/The Daily Telegraph, Barnett R. Rubin, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Deborah Amos, Correspondent, ABC-News
December 14, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Revising Israeli History: The Debate about 1948

Speakers: Michael D. McCurry, University of Chicago, Avi Shlaim, Oxford University
Presider: Richard W. Murphy
December 8, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

A New Era in Iran's Domestic and Foreign Policies

Speaker: Ebrahim Yazdi, Freedom Movement of Iran
Presider: Farhad Kazemi
November 10, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Algeria's Crisis: Roles and Responsibilities

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

Reflections on the Jordanian Elections

Speakers: Adnan Abu Odeh, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Rami Khouri, Jordan Time
Presider: Judith Kipper
November 12, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

Lebanon and the Peace Process

Speaker: Fares Bouez, Foreign Ministry, Lebanon
Presider: Richard W. Murphy
September 29, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

The Refah (Welfare) Party and Turkish Foreign Policy

Speaker: Abdullah Gul, Minister of State, Turkey
Presider: Matthew Nimitz
February 26, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

Recent Political Developments in Iran

Speaker: Bijan Khajehpour, Iran Focus (journal)
Presider: Farhad Kazemi
February 12, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

State of Affairs and Affairs of State in Turkey

Speaker: Dogu Ergil, Ankara University, Turkey
Presider: Richard W. Murphy
November 22, 1996

This meeting is not for attribution.

Iraq: What Went Wrong in the Safe Haven?

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

This meeting is not for attribution.