Roundtable Series on the Rise of Islamist Political Movements and U.S. Foreign Policy

Director: Ed Husain, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015

The debate within Muslim-majority societies over the role of Islam in government is long-standing, but more important today than ever before. Recent developments in the Middle East and beyond have many asking how Islamist movements will shape the future of the societies in which they exist, and how the United States should respond to the complex challenges they pose in such areas as economic policy, women's and minority rights, and relations with Israel. This roundtable series, made possible through the generous support of the Smith Richardson Foundation, explores these questions and more.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

The Rise of Islamist Radicalism: What to Do?

Speakers Ed Husain

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

, Charlotte Keenan

Chief Executive, Tony Blair Faith Foundation

, Charlotte Keenan

Chief Executive, Tony Blair Faith Foundation

, Ed Husain

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

December 2, 2014

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Breaking Out of Islamist Extremism

Speakers Maajid NawazChairman, Quilliam Foundation; Co-Founder, Khudi; and Author, Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism , Maajid NawazChairman, Quilliam Foundation; Co-Founder, Khudi; and Author, Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism
Presiders Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 18, 2013

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A Conversation With Rached Ghannouchi

Speakers Rashed GhannouchiCofounder and President, Nahdha Party, Tunisia, Rashed GhannouchiCofounder and President, Nahdha Party, Tunisia
Presiders Isobel ColemanSenior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations, Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Isobel ColemanSenior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations, Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 30, 2013

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Hezbollah: Repercussions for the United States, Syria, and Israel

Speakers Matthew LevittDirector, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Matthew LevittDirector, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Presiders Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 23, 2013

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Arab Uprisings: Trends and Prospects

Speakers Bernard HaykelProfessor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University, Bernard HaykelProfessor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Presiders Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 8, 2013

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Islamists, Secularists, and the Future of Egypt

Speakers AbdulMawgoud DarderyMember and Foreign Relations Committee Spokesperson, Freedom and Justice Party, AbdulMawgoud DarderyMember and Foreign Relations Committee Spokesperson, Freedom and Justice Party
Presiders Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Ed HusainSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 7, 2013

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