The POMED Wire, Upcoming Events

Check out POMED”s Event Calendar to see a list of events in the D.C. area relevant to democratic reform, U.S. foreign policy, and the Middle East.

Tue, Sep 25, 2007
10:00 Former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto will be giving a presentation on the Political Situation in Pakistan in the Russell Senate Building, MEI President Wendy Chamberlin will moderate.

Wed, Sep 26, 2007
9:45 AEI: The Suicide of Reason: Radical Islam”s Threat to the West
. Lee Harris will present his book, followed by commentary by AEI”s Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Christopher DeMuth.

Thur, Sep 27, 2007
10:00 Hearing on Assessing the State of Iraqi Corruption. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
10:00 Hearing: Iran Sanctions and Regional Security. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia. Witness will be Mr. Gary Samore of the Council on Foreign Relations.
12:00 POMED & SAIS: Islamist Political Participation and Democratic Development: The Cases of Turkey and Morocco. A discussion with Century Foundation Fellow Geneive Abdo, IRI”s Anthony Chang, and Matthew Frumin of NDI. POMED”s Shadi Hamid will moderate.

Fri, Sep 28, 2007
10:00 Heritage: Bangladesh: Democracy at a Crossroads. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) will give keynote remarks, followed by a panel discussion featuring John Gastright from the Department of State, Ambassador Wali-Ur Rahman, Major General Muniruzzaman, and Dr. Ali Riaz, hosted by Heritage”s Lisa Curtis.
12:30 SAIS: Pakistan and Its Army: A Changing Relationship? Author Shuja Nawaz, and David Smith of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy will discuss the topic.