Seminars

  • 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 serious 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 Potter
lgp5@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Shireen Aboukhalil
sa3984@columbia.edu

Meeting Schedule

09/14/2022 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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10/12/2022 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

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11/09/2022 Faculty House, Columbia University / Zoom
5:00 PM
Lebanon's Perpetual Crisis -- is there a way out?
Mohamad Bazzi, New York University




12/07/2022 Faculty House, Columbia University / Zoom
5:00 PM
Oil markets in a turbulent energy transition
Jason Bordoff, Columbia University




01/07/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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02/22/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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03/22/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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04/20/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM

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