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, Nov. 13
9:00-17:45 Tunisia: A Model of Middle East Stability or an Incubator of Extremism? A range of panelists from international and Tunisian human rights organizations will speak. Panels include “Stifling One of the Most Open Civil Societies in the Middle East and North Africa,” “A War on “Islamist Extremism” or on Freedom of Association and Expression?”, and “What Can the International Community Do to Help Protect Basic Rights in Tunisia?”
15:00 New America: Tilting Toward Annapolis: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Middle East. Former Senator Gary Hart, MEPI”s Daniel Levy, and Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation will speak.
16:00 Brookings: The Challenge of Afghanistan. Author Rory Stewart, RAND”s James Dobbins, former NSC member Kori Schake, and Peter Rudolf will speak. Philip Gordon will moderate.
16:30 SAIS: Current Human Rights Issues in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Sarah Kriemer of Jerusalem-based Human Rights group Ir Amin will discuss the topic.
17:30 Georgetown: Iran and Iraq Today: Continuing Legacy of the Iran-Iraq War. ICG”s Joost Hiltermann will speak on the subject.
18:30 Elliot School: Iran’s Role in the Post 9/11 Middle East. Kayhan Barzegar of Harvard will speak.
Wed, Nov 14
9:30 – 12:00 SAIS: Pakistan”s “Islamist” Frontier: Emerging Trends in Islamic Politics and U.S. Policy Options Toward Pakistan”s North-West Frontier Province. SAIS” Joshua White, RAND”s Christine Fair, and Marvin Weinbaum of MEI will discuss.
11:30 GU: Zalmay Khalilzad on “The U.S., U.N. and the Crisis in the Broader Middle East”. Ambassador Khalilzad will speak at Georgetown.
Thur, Nov 15
10:00 Wilson: Turkey and the PKK: From Domestic Insurgency to International Crisis. Author Aliza Marcus will discuss the subject.
12:00 Wilson: Israel and Iran – Forever Enemies? NIAC”s Trita Parsi will speak.
15:00 Hearing: Diplomatic Assurances on Torture: A Case Study of Why Some are Accepted and Others Rejected. GWU”s Peter Kornbluh will testify before the House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight.
16:00 CEIP: The Muslim Brotherhood”s Party Platform. Marc Lynch, Amr Hamzawy, Nathan Brown, Diane Singerman will speak on the topic.
16:30 World Affairs Council: Talking With Tehran. Robert Litwak, Trita Parsi, Barbara Slavin, will feature in a panel discussion moderated by John Limbert.
Fri, Nov 16
Busboys: City of Oranges: An Intimate Look at Arabs and Jews in Jaffa. Journalist Adam LeBor will speak on the topic of his new book.