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

How the Intelligence Community Understood the Islamic Challenge

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

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

Speaker: Djavad Selhi-Isfahani, Virginia Tech
Presider: Vali R. Nasr, Council on Foreign Relations
March 4, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speaker: Randa M. Slim, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Presider: Vali R. Nasr, Council 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 Lampert Bergen, New America Foundation
Presider: Vali R. Nasr, Council on Foreign Relations
December 15, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speaker: Barnett R. Rubin, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
Presider: Vali R. Nasr, Council on Foreign Relations
October 29, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speaker: Farhad Khosrokhavar, Visiting Professor, Yale University
Presider: Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 16, 2008

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

Speakers: Fareed Mohamedi, Partner and Head, Markets and Country Strategy Group, PFC Energy, Jean-Francois Seznec, Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
Presider: Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
March 5, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speakers: Mumtaz Ahmad, Professor of Political Science, Hampton University, J. Alexander Thier, Senior Rule of Law Adviser, U.S. Institute of Peace
Presider: Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 6, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

Hezbollah and Iran

Speakers: Houchang E. Chehabi, Professor of International Relations and History, Boston University, Augustus Richard Norton, Professor of International Relations and Anthropology, Boston University
Presider: Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 4, 2007

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

Speakers: Jon B. Alterman, Director, Middle East Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies, F. Gregory Gause III, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Vermont
Presider: Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 9, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.