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
Professor Gary Sick
ggs2@columbia.edu

Associate Chair
Professor Lawrence G. Potter
lgp5@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Camilia Razavi
cr2956@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

09/26/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Dynamics of Autocracy in the Middle East: A Comparative View
Daniel Brumberg, Georgetown University




10/17/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Egypt's Failed Uprising and the Death of Political Life
Michael Wahid Hanna, The Century Foundation and New York University




11/14/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Government in Iraq: The Last Jedi or a New Hope?
Raad Alkadiri, Center for Energy Impact, Boston Consulting Group




12/12/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
America's Undeclared War on Iran: A Dangerous Gamble
Gary Sick, Columbia University




01/23/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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02/20/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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03/13/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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04/17/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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