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

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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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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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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Lebanon: Plain Fractured, Failing, or Failed State?

Speaker: Hisham Melhem, Washington Bureau Chief, Al Arabiya News Channel
Presider: Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
April 30, 2008

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Morocco in Transition: Its Current Challenges

Speaker: Aboubakr Jamai, Mason Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Presider: Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
March 24, 2008

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

Speaker: Rashid I. Khalidi, Director, Middle East Insititute, Columbia University
Presider: Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
January 30, 2008

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Will There Be a Soft Landing for Pakistan?

Speaker: Hassan Abbas, Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard University
Presider: Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
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

Speaker: Ömer Taspinar, Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies and Co-Director, Brookings Project on Turkey, The Brookings Institution
Presider: Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
November 14, 2007

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

Speaker: Feisal Ami Al-Istrabadi, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Iraq to the U.N
Presider: Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
October 18, 2007

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