Roundtable on Middle Eastern Politics--Distinctive Voices

This roundtable series engages scholars with a unique perspective on issues of law, democracy, and Islam in the context of the current state of affairs in the Middle East.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Of Justice and Drones: Foreign Policy, War Powers, and the Supreme Court

Speaker:

Matthew C. Waxman, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Council on Foreign Relations
May 26, 2010

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Secret War: Israeli Intelligence, Iran, and Beyond

Speaker:

Ronen Bergman, Yedioth Ahronoth

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Council on Foreign Relations
April 7, 2010

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Are We Actually Leaving Iraq? The View After the Elections

Speaker:

Noah Feldman, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Samuel Rascoff, New York University
March 17, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington, DC

Iran's Governance Crisis: A Former Insider's View

Speakers:

Joshua Muravchik, Visiting Scholar, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Mohsen Sazegara, Journalist and Political Activist

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, CFR
December 2, 2009

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Obama and the Middle East: The Multiple Battles of Moderates

Speaker:

Raghida Dergham, Al Hayat

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Council on Foreign Relations
March 17, 2009

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What Publics in Egypt, Iran, and Turkey Say About Shari'a and Democracy

Speaker:

Dalia Mogahed, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies

Presider:

Daniel Senor, Council on Foreign Relations
March 3, 2009

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Israeli Policy and the Question of Ideology

Speaker:

Avraham Burg, Former Speaker, Israeli Knesset

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Council on Foreign Relations
February 11, 2009

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The Surge in Afghanistan: Are We Misreading the Lessons from Iraq?

Speaker:

Noah Feldman, Council on Foreign Relations
November 21, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Engaging from Strength: International Institutions and the Iran Question

Speakers:

Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Matthew C. Waxman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Nader Mousavizadeh, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
November 5, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Lebanon: Plain Fractured, Failing, or Failed State?

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Hisham Melhem, Washington Bureau Chief, Al Arabiya News Channel
April 30, 2008

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Morocco in Transition: Its Current Challenges

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Aboubakr Jamai, Mason Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
March 24, 2008

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America's Cold War with Iran: Consequences for Middle East Policy

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Rashid I. Khalidi, Director, Middle East Insititute, Columbia University
January 30, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Will There Be a Soft Landing for Pakistan?

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Hassan Abbas, Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard University
December 17, 2007 12:30-1:30 a.m. - Meeting
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch

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On the Edge: Secularism, Security, and Politics in Turkey

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Ömer Taspinar, Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies and Co-Director, Brookings Project on Turkey, The Brookings Institution
November 14, 2007

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Iraq from Inside: An Exit Interview with Ambassador Feisal al-Istrabadi

Presider:

Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Feisal Ami Al-Istrabadi, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Iraq to the U.N
October 18, 2007

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