The Middle East

  • Founded
    1971
  • Seminar Number
    525

The seminar usually meets once a month during the academic year. A prominent expert from here or abroad, commonly from the Middle East, leads a four-hour discussion at each meeting, assuring ample time for seri- ous dialogue on focused issues. The seminar provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences by Middle East experts in various spheres—business, banking and investment, federal service, the foundations, the media, and the liberal professions as well as academia. The seminar has become a medium for carefully defined and informed evaluation of stubborn problems in a region that symbolizes mounting instability and proliferating crises. Detailed minutes are circulated to participating members for use without attribution to uphold the confidentiality of the discussion.


Chair
Gary Sick
Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
ggs2@columbia.edu

Associate Chair
Lawrence Potter
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, Columbia University
lgp5@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Lydia Bassaly
lb3004@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/28/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
The Shah and the Revolution: What did he know and when did he know it?
Andrew Scott Cooper, Columbia University




10/19/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Muslims in Transition: Religion and Politics in Western Europe
Kathryn Spellman Poots, Aga Khan University
Abstract




11/16/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
New administration. Old Middle East. What next?
Daniel Levy, U.S./Middle East Project




12/07/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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01/25/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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02/15/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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03/22/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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04/19/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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