ft   y

Middle East Dialogue 2014 Videos

The Middle East Dialogue is an annual conference that focuses on promoting multidisciplinary conversation about topics such as education initiatives, social, economic and political reforms, nuclear proliferation, interfaith dialogue, women's gains and challenges, peace initiatives, and potential areas of conflict. The Middle East Dialogue 2014 focused on Strategies for Change in the Middle East. View videos from the conference below:
Assembly 1: Culture and Civil Society
Palestinian Sulha and the Rule of Law
Brian Kritz, Georgetown University
The Role of Culture in Civil Society Promotion in the Middle East: A Case Study Approach
Soumia Bardhan, Penn State University
The Effects of Current Leadership Models in a Post-Saddam Iraq
C. Brandt Smith, American Military University
Debates on Politics, Economics, and Culture as Jordan Joins the GCC
Sarah A Tobin, Northeastern University
Chair: David Oppenheimer, Oppenheimer Information Services


Assembly 2: Academic Boycotts Considered
The American Studies Association's View on Conflicts in the Middle East: A Review of the Issues Behind the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

The ASA Boycott Resolution and the Work of Jewish Voice for Peace
Carolyn Karcher of the ASA and Temple University
ASA, BDS, and Opportunities for Faculty/Student Campus Coalitions
Craig Willse of the ASA and George Mason University
Principles Involved 
I William Zartman, SAIS Johns Hopkins University
Edward Rhodes, George Mason University,
Ernst Benjamin, American Association of University Professors
Chair: Paul Rich, Policy Studies Organization


Plenary Session:
Iran and America: Endless Enemies?
A talk given by Dr. John Limbert  Distinguished Professor of the U.S. Naval Academy


Assembly 3: The Arab Spring
Ripeness, The Unanswered Question for a Middle East Dialogue
I William Zartman, SAIS-Johns Hopkins
A Sectarian Spring: The Continuing Struggles in Bahrain
Martin Catino, American Military University
Chair: Jill Kurtz, American Public University System