Kick off event poster

Join us for an exciting conversation! 

Topics include:

  • The US policy of maximum pressure on Iran
  • Climate change in the Middle East
  • The brutalization of government in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
  • Elections as a tool for change in Turkey and Israel


  • Maryam Alemzadeh, Harold Grinspoon Junior Research Fellow
  • Gökçe Günel, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rice University, Sabbatical Fellow
  • Pascal Menoret, Renée and Lester Crown Professor of Modern Middle East Studies
  • Amy Singer, Visiting Professor of History, Faculty Affiliate


  • Naghmeh Sohrabi, Director for Research, Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History
  • David Siddhartha Patel, Associate Director for Research

Opening remarks

  • Gary Samore, Crown Family Director, Professor of the Practice of Politics