Roundtable Series on Global Islamic Politics

Director: Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
October 2007 - Present

The challenges facing the Muslim world occupy the forefront of U.S. foreign policy. The roundtable series on Global Islamic Politics facilitates discussion and debate on key issues that will shape the direction of politics in the Muslim world in the coming years and their ensuing impact on U.S. foreign policy. Roundtables are held in both New York and Washington, DC, ensuring a wide mix of participants working in policymaking, government, business, media, and academia. Sessions will address the implications of the changing balance of power in the Middle East, the future of radical Islam in Europe, as well as Hezbollah and Iran.

Meetings

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How the Intelligence Community Understood the Islamic Challenge

Speaker Emile A. NakhlehAuthor, "A Necessary Engagement: Reinventing America's Relations with the Muslim World"
Presider Vali R. NasrCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 15, 2009

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Iran's Economic Performance and What it Means for its Politics

Speaker Djavad Selhi-IsfahaniVirginia Tech
Presider Vali R. NasrCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 4, 2009

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Hezbollah Since the 2006 War: Where is the Organization Heading?

Speaker Randa M. SlimRockefeller Brothers Fund
Presider Vali R. NasrCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 11, 2009

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Where Are We with Al-Qaeda? A Progress Report After the Mumbai Attacks

Speaker Peter BergenNew America Foundation
Presider Vali R. NasrCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 15, 2008

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The Implications of the Taliban Surge and the Rise of Extremism in Pakistan

Speaker Barnett R. RubinCenter on International Cooperation, New York University
Presider Vali R. NasrCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 29, 2008

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What Iranians Think: The Attitudes and Political Views of the Revolution's Second Generation

Presider Vali R. NasrAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker Farhad KhosrokhavarVisiting Professor, Yale University
April 16, 2008

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Dubai and the Emerging Economics of the Persian Gulf: Prospects and Threats

Presider Vali R. NasrAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Fareed MohamediPartner and Head, Markets and Country Strategy Group, PFC Energy, Jean-Francois SeznecVisiting Associate Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
March 5, 2008

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The Growing Crises in Afghanistan and Pakistan: New Challenges for U.S. Policy

Presider Vali R. NasrAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Mumtaz AhmadProfessor of Political Science, Hampton University, J. Alexander ThierSenior Rule of Law Adviser, U.S. Institute of Peace
February 6, 2008

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Hezbollah and Iran

Presider Vali R. NasrAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Houchang E. ChehabiProfessor of International Relations and History, Boston University, Augustus Richard NortonProfessor of International Relations and Anthropology, Boston University
December 4, 2007

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The Implications of the Changing Balance of Power in the Middle East

Presider Vali R. NasrAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers F. Gregory Gause IIIAssociate Professor of Political Science, University of Vermont, Jon B. AltermanDirector, Middle East Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies
October 9, 2007

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