Panel Discussion

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Crown Center Annual Kickoff Event
Flashpoints in the Middle East

August 27, 2014
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Did you spend the summer wondering what is going on in the Middle East? Will there be a peaceful resolution to the war in Gaza? Is there really a caliphate in Iraq? And what does it all mean for the region as a whole? Watch the lively and engaging panel discussion with Crown Center scholars on these and other hot button issues in the Middle East today.
  • Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center
  • Kanan Makiya, Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
  • David Patel, Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center
  • Abdel Monem Said Aly, Chairman of the Board, CEO, and Director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo and a Senior Fellow at the Crown Center
  • Khalil Shikaki, Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah and a Senior Fellow at the Crown Center
  • Eva Bellin, Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics at the Crown Center and the Department of Politics