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Middle East Dialogue 2015 Videos


Who is the Enemy? From Al Qaida to ISIS and Paris...
 A talk given by Alain Bauer
Religion and Islamic Movements
Islam in Morocco and Moroccan Islamic Movements
Najah Mahmi, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Freedom in Islam in the Thought of Tarek al-Suwaidan
Bader Al-Saif, Georgetown University
Global Islamic Fundamentalism
Susmit Kumar, Kumar Consultancy
Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Carriers of Sectarianism?
Sarah Tobin, Brown University
Justice and Human Rights
Saudi Arabia at a Cross Road
Ali H. Alyami, Founder and Director, Washington-based Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, CDHR
Can Corporal Punishment Verses in the Qur'an be Reinterpreted to Counter Extremist Practices without Reneging on Rich Islamic Tradition?
Wayel Azmeh, Muslim Public Affairs Council
The Use and Abuse of Transitional Justice Norms in the Wake of the Arab Spring
Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
New Territories and the Arab Spring
The Diaspora of transformation: Islamism as case study
Baballah Mahmoud, University Abdelmalek Saadi
The "Arab Spring", Democracy and Religiosity: Is Tunisia an exception?
Hedi BenAicha, American Public University System
The Role of Social Meida in the Arab Spring: The Libyans Fall
Abir El Shaban, Washington State University
The Shi'a Crescent
Arash Reisinezhad, Florida International University
Food Security and Water Policy
Food Security and the Wheat Value Chain in the Middle East and North Africa
A panel with Ghada Ahmed, Danny Hamrick of Duke University
Water and War in the Modern Age: the Enduring Hydro-Politics of the Nile
Justin D. Leach, Troy University
Libya and Syria:
The Failings of Western Policy
A discussion with honored guests:
Siwar Al-Assad, Vice President, The United Nations Democratic Alliance and Director of Arab News Network and Al Alamia satellite television channels
Mark Hambley, United States Ambassador to Qatar and Lebanon. Consul General, Alexandria and Jeddah. United States Envoy to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, and the Special Negotiator for Climate Change (Kyoto)
William Morris, Secretary General, Next Century Foundation. Chair, International Council for Press & Broadcasting. Chair, Election Monitoring Commissions, Iraq. Former advisor, Sultanate of Oman, Liason for relief of Misrata, Libya, 2011, Labour candidate for Police Commissioner of England & Wales, 2012
Religious Conflicts in the Middle East:
Religious Dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
A discussion with honored guests...
Warren Clark - Executive Director, Churches for Middle East Peace
Patrick Theros - US Ambassador to Qatar (1995-1998)
Rabbi Charles Feinberg - Adals Israel
Jonathan Brown - Georgetown University
Alon Ben-Mier - New York University
Islamic Extremism:
Causes Behind the Rise of Islamic Extremism and How to Address It
A discussion with honored guests...
Siwar Al-Allad - The United Nations Democratic Alliance
Robert Worth - New York Times
Radwan Ziadeh - Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies
Alon Ben-Meir - New York University
International Relations
An Optimistic Possibility for the Future Middle East
Lawrence Davidson, West Chester University
Dynamics of Foreign Policy-Making China, with a Focus on the Middle East
Yiyi Chen, Center for Middle East Peace Studies, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Ethnocentrism and Negotiations in International Settings
Bagher Fardanesh, University of Maryland, R. H. Smith School of Business
Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Intergroup Dialogue as a Just Dialogue: How to Avoid Normalization in Campus Dialogues
Diala Khalife, Adrienne Dessel and Hind Omar of the University of Michigan
Past and Present: The Role of Historic Narratives in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Josef Olmert, University of South Carolina
Installing Hope for Resolution in the Context of Intractable Intergroup Conflicts
Oded Adomi Leshem, School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
Iran's Nuclear Program
Arash Reisinezhad, Florida International University
Surveying and Assessing Iran: Ideology, Proxies, and Technology in the 21st Century
Tony Rivera, Laboratory of Unconventional Conflict Analysis & Simulation
Lessons from Iran's System of Compensated Kidney Donation
Sigrid Fry-Revere, Stop Organ Trafficking Now!