Crown Conversations

(Summary) The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new publication series titled Crown Conversations. Drawing on the wealth of regional expertise at the Crown Center, this series will focus on recent developments in the Middle East with two goals: to draw attention to aspects of ongoing events that are overlooked in the U.S. news media and to provide insights into the wider regional and global implications of the news. Our first Crown Conversation, "Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon after Soleimani," was organized and edited by Naghmeh Sohrabi and David Siddhartha Patel and features Maryam Alemzadeh, David Siddhartha Patel, and Kelly Stedem. It focuses on the targeted killing of Iranian General Qasim Soleimani and others by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq on January 3, 2020 and its short- and medium-term effects on domestic politics in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon.


Naghmeh Sohrabi is the Director for Research and the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History.
Maryam Alemzadeh is the Harold Grinspoon Junior Research Fellow.
David Siddhartha Patel is the Associate Director for Research.
Kelly Stedem is a PhD candidate in Politics at Brandeis.