Audio Archive

October 20-21, 2007

The Middle East Today:
New Perspectives on a Changing Landscape

The Zinner Forum
Irving Schneider and Family Building

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Session I - Greetings and The Middle East After Iraq

Said Aly  Feldman  Susser

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Prof. Shai Feldman
Judith and Sidney Swartz Director, Crown Center

Marty Wyngaarden Krauss
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Brandeis University

A Political Map of the Middle East
Dr. Abdel Monem Said Aly
Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies

The Regional Ramifications of the Iraq War
Prof. Asher Susser
Tel Aviv University

Session II - What Do Islamists Want?

 yadav Lynch Yadav Lynch

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Islamist Activism and the Transformation of the Public Sphere
Prof. Stacey Philbrick Yadav
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Is Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood at a Crossroads?
Prof. Marc Lynch
George Washington University  

Session III - Prospects: Nonviolent Outcomes in Iran

sohrabi  Farhi  aud

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What do Iranians Want?
Dr. Naghmeh Sohrabi
Brandeis University

Iran's Security Outlook
Prof. Farideh Farhi
University of Hawaii

Session IV - New Economic and Political Power of GCC

habibi althab  alterman

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The Economic Ascent of GCC in the Arab World
Dr. Nader Habibi
Brandeis University

Gulf Diplomacy and the Middle East
Dr. Jon Alterman
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Session V - Palestinian–Israeli Accommodation

khalil  shikaki ben meir ben m

Politics and Public Opinion
Dr. Khalil Shikaki
Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research

Israeli Opinion and Prospects for Negotiation
Dr. Yehuda Ben Meir
Institute for National Security Studies

Session VI - Prospects for Israeli–Syrian Talks

Landis Rabinovich Landis Rabinovich

What Do Syrians Want?
Prof. Joshua Landis
University of Oklahoma

Lessons from Previous Efforts
Prof. Itamar Rabinovich
Tel Aviv University