3 Upcoming Events

In this April 7, 2011, file photo, New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief Anthony Shadid discusses his capture by Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya, during a talk at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City.

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Journalistic Craft and Legacy of Anthony Shadid: The Triumph of Human Understanding in a Polarized, Digital Age

Thu., Nov. 29, 2018 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Rubenstein Building, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

A seminar with Rami Khouri, MEI Senior Fellow; Senior Public Policy Fellow, Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut; and Visiting Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Journalist-in-Residence at AUB.

Co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

Map of the Persian Gulf

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Changing Security Dynamics in the Persian Gulf

Thu., Dec. 6, 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Dina Esfandiary, Research Fellow, International Security Program

For over a decade now, thinking on regional relations in the Persian Gulf has focused largely on the competition for regional hegemony between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the different layers of this rivalry. But recent events, in particular, the Arab Spring and Iran’s response, the announced U.S. pivot to Asia, and the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, served as catalysts for changes in the security dynamics of the Persian Gulf. Smaller Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, led by the UAE, previously content to align with the Saudi position, appear to be developing a growing self-awareness that represents a significant challenge to the existing order. The speaker will explore how these three events have affected regional developments and what these changes will mean for the region.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.