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Salam Fayyad speaking at an event in the West Bank.

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Event Video: Salam Fayyad "For Palestinians the Quest for Freedom Begins with Empowerment"

| Feb. 12, 2018

Remarks by
Dr. Salam Fayyad
Prime Minister, Palestinian Authority (2007-2013)
Minister of Finance, Palestinian Authority (2002-2005, 2007)
International Monetary Fund Resident Representative, West Bank and Gaza Strip (1996-2001)
Senior Fellow, The Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Melani Cammett (Moderator)
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Dept. of Government, Harvard University Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Commissioner, Lancet Commission on Syria

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno


Event Podcast: Ali Ahmad "Does the Middle East Really Need Nuclear Power?"

Feb. 08, 2018

Audio recording of a February 08, 2018 MEI Seminar with Ali Ahmad, Scholar In-Residence and Director, Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut.

Syrian refugees leave Iraq to Syria to reunite with their families at a bus station in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

AP Photo/Hadi Mizban


Inside the Middle East Q&A: Maha Yahya on the Safe Return of Syrian Refugees

Feb. 06, 2018

Maha Yahya, Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, sits down with Niku Jafarnia, Co-editor for Migration and Refugees at the Harvard Journal for Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and a student at Harvard Law School, to discuss the conditions needed for the eventual safe return of Syrian refugees and the current dynamics of domestic rhetoric around refugees in host countries, involuntary returns, “safe zones,” and shifting territorial control within Syria.

Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the Tunisian moderate Islamist Ennahda Party, addresses members of the media after voting at a polling station in Ben Arous, Tunisia, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

AP Photo/Aimen Zine


Event Podcast: Andrew March "From Islamic Democracy to Muslim Democracy: Islamist Ideology in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia"

Jan. 31, 2018

Audio recording of a January 31, 2018 MEI Seminar with Andrew March, Berggruen Fellow-in-Residence, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University and Visiting Fellow, Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, Harvard Law School.


Inside the Middle East Q&A: Hicham Alaoui on Democracy, Opposition, and Institutions in North Africa and the Middle East

November 29, 2017

Excerpt from an October 24th installment of the “Inside the Middle East" Q&A Series, with Hicham Alaoui, Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and D.Phil. Candidate at Oxford University, on current trends in North African politics including Tunisia’s nascent democracy, North Africa’s unique position in the Middle East region, and the ongoing protests in Morocco’s Rif region.

Iraqi Army and Peshmerga commanders attend Christmas Eve's Mass in the Assyrian Orthodox church of Mart Shmoni, in Bartella, Iraq, Saturday, December 24, 2016.

AP Photo/Cengiz Yar


Inside the Middle East Q&A Series: Joost Hiltermann on the Iraq, the Kurdish Referendum and the Future of the Kurdish National Movement

Nov. 14, 2017

Inside the Middle East Q&A Series

Joost Hiltermann, Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group, sits down with Theo Wye, Regional Editor for the Arabian Peninsula and second year Master’s candidate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, to discuss the September 25, 2017 Iraqi Kurdish referendum, the Iraqi and international response, and the future of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Kurdish National Movement in Iraq and the broader Middle East.

Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in Casablanca, Morocco, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.

AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy


Event Podcast: Matt Buehler "Threat Perceptions and Public Support for Nuclear Proliferation: Evidence from the Middle East"

Nov. 08, 2017

Audio recording of a November 8, 2017 MEI Seminar with Matt Buehler, MEI Research Fellow and Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee. Part of the MEI Research Fellows Seminar Series.

MEI Fellows at an event

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MEI at MESA 2017

November 7, 2017

The Middle East Initiative will be well represented at this year's Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington, D.C., November 18-21. Many current and former MEI fellows and affiliates will present research on a broad variety of topics during the conference. Below is a complete list of MEI-related participants, with links to their panels and topics.