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Event Podcast: A Conversation with Dr. Salam Fayyad and Prof. Rema Hanna

| Apr. 09, 2018

A seminar with Dr. Salam Fayyad, MEI Senior Fellow and Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority (2007-2013) and Rema Hanna, Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Director, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School.

Anwar, Al-Masry Al-Youm, 2016.

Anwar, Al-Masry Al-Youm, 2016.


Event Podcast: Jonathan Guyer "Cartooning the Police: A Graphic History of Contemporary Egypt"

Apr. 05, 2018


A seminar with Jonathan Guyer, Independent Journalist and Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Moderated by Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.


Event Podcast: Safwan Masri "Unfinished Revolution: The Challenge of Consolidating Tunisia’s Democratic Gains"

Apr. 04, 2018

A seminar with Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development and Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University on his recent book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly from Columbia University Press.

Nicholas Burns speaks at Bates College on March 29

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News - Bates College

Former NATO Ambassador: Global Leadership is More Important Than Ever

| Mar. 30, 2018

The essence of global politics today, said career diplomat and Harvard professor Nicholas Burns in a speech at Bates College, is that no country can go it alone.

Issues like climate change, public health crises, the threat of chemical and nuclear weapons, and cyber attacks are transnational problems requiring transnational solutions. But while a global mindset is more necessary than ever, the United States’ highest leaders are drawing back from the world.

“We’re led by the first president since the 1920s who doesn’t believe that the United States has a fundamental responsibility to help the world be knit together, to be the first responders, to cope with the big problems and the small problems,” Burns said to a Bates audience on March 29.

Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy



Event Podcast: Book Talk "Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy"

Mar. 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29th, the Ash Center and Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs hosted a book talk with Mohammed Lakhdar Ghettas, author of Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy. Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, HKS, moderated.

AP Photo/Hassene Dridi

AP Photo/Hassene Dridi


Event Podcast: Elizabeth Nugent "The Political Psychology of Repression: Identity and Polarization in Egypt and Tunisia"

| Mar. 28, 2018

Audio recording of a March 28, 2018 MEI Seminar with Elizabeth Nugent, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.

Inside the Middle East Q&A

Inside the Middle East Q&A


Inside the Middle East Q&A: Bruce Rutherford on Democracy and Islamism in Egypt

Mar. 14, 2018

Dr. Bruce Rutherford, Associate Professor of Political Science at Colgate University, sits down with JMEPP Editor Elissa Miller to discuss political developments in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, including the current state of political Islam and prospects for democratic change in the country.