4 Events

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

WATCH: Israel and Gaza: How did we get here? Where are we heading?

Mon., Nov. 20, 2023 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Harvard Business School - Klarman Hall

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Amaney Jamal, Princeton University, David Makovsky, The Washington Institute, Khalil Shikaki, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, and Shai Feldman, Brandeis University, moderated by MEI Faculty Chair Tarek Masoud, about the recent tragedies facing the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, the historical and current factors that led to this conflict, and the broader geopolitical implications.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

WATCH: Israel and Gaza: Is there a way out of the crisis?

Mon., Oct. 23, 2023 | 11:30am - 12:45pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

MEI will host a panel discussion moderated by Tarek Masoud on the recent events in Israel and Gaza with Edward P. DjerejianShai FeldmanAbdel Monem Said Aly, and Khalīl Shikaki, with an introduction from Meghan O’Sullivan

This event will be limited to HUID holders only. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - NO EXCEPTIONS.

JFK Jr Forum - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

WATCH: Hamas and Israel: What happened, what does it mean, and what's next?

Fri., Oct. 13, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Professor Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland, Professor Shai Feldman of Brandeis, and Former Ambassador to Israel and Syria Edward Djerejian will discuss the ongoing events in Israel/Palestine with MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud.

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

And Then What? Imagining the Middle East if Nuclear Negotiations with Iran Fail

Wed., Feb. 4, 2015 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

As nuclear negotiations with Iran go into their second year, and the US congress considers a new sanctions bill, the chances of reaching a comprehensive settlement are highly uncertain. The number of regional and global actors with stakes in Iran’s nuclear trajectory means that a failure of negotiations would have far-reaching consequences. Different scenarios leading to the breakdown of talks could produce distinct pathways for the aftermath of diplomatic failure. In particular, whether or not negotiations end with the P5+1 united or divided will affect the prospects of further multilateral sanctions, as well as the behavior of Iran and its regional rivals.  The panel will examine these scenarios, and consider the consequences of a collapse of the negotiations for Iran’s nuclear policy, for regional politics and security, and for relations among the P5+1.