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

Director: Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
July 1, 2012 - Present

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.

Publications

Meetings

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Breaking Out of Islamist Extremism

Speaker:

Maajid Nawaz, Chairman, Quilliam Foundation; Co-Founder, Khudi; and Author, Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism

Presider:

Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 18, 2013

This meeting is on the record.

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A Conversation With Rached Ghannouchi

Speaker:

Rashed Ghannouchi, Cofounder and President, Nahdha Party, Tunisia

Presiders:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations, Ed Husain, Senior 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

Speaker:

Matthew Levitt, Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Presider:

Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 23, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speaker:

Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Presider:

Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 8, 2013

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Islamists, Secularists, and the Future of Egypt

Speaker:

AbdulMawgoud Dardery, Member and Foreign Relations Committee Spokesperson, Freedom and Justice Party

Presider:

Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 7, 2013

This meeting is on the record.

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