590 Events

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

A Conversation with Einat Wilf

Fri., Apr. 12, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

A conversation between MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud and author and former member of Knesset Dr. Einat Wilf. This event is part of the Middle East Initiative's "Middle East Dialogues," a series of frank, open, and probing encounters with vital and varied perspectives on the current conflict, its causes, and the prospects for peace and progress in the region.

This event is open to HUID holders only. Registration is required.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

A Conversation with Salam Fayyad

Tue., Mar. 26, 2024 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

A conversation between MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud and author and former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority Dr. Salam Fayyad. This event is part of the Middle East Initiative's "Middle East Dialogues," a series of frank, open, and probing encounters with vital and varied perspectives on the current conflict, its causes, and the prospects for peace and progress in the region.

This event is open to HUID holders only. Registration is required.

PM Youssef Chahed speaks during a joint press conference with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker after their talks in Tunis in October 2018.

(AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

Study Group - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Building Democracy in the Arab World: An Insider Perspective

Tue., Mar. 19, 2024 | 4:30pm

One Brattle Square - Room 401

Dr. Youssef Chahed, former Prime Minister of Tunisia (2016-2020) and MEI Senior Fellow, will offer a unique insider view of Tunisia’s struggle for democracy and economic growth since 2011. Participants will hear about concrete challenges leaders faced while seeking to advance democracy and economic growth in the Arab context. Together, participants will analyze what institutional and political drivers promoted and constrained Tunisia’s democratic development – what helped Tunisian democracy survive despite the absence of pre-conditions and what lessons might be learned for the future.

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

WATCH: A Conversation with Dalal Saeb Iriqat

Thu., Mar. 7, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

A conversation between MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud and columnist and professor of diplomacy and conflict resolution Dr. Dalal Saeb Iriqat. This event is part of the Middle East Initiative's "Middle East Dialogues," a series of frank, open, and probing encounters with vital and varied perspectives on the current conflict, its causes, and the prospects for peace and progress in the region.

This event is open to HUID holders only. Registration is required.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

WATCH: A Conversation with Matt Duss

Thu., Feb. 29, 2024 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

A conversation between MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud and former foreign policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders Matt Duss. This event is part of the Middle East Initiative's "Middle East Dialogues," a series of frank, open, and probing encounters with vital and varied perspectives on the current conflict, its causes, and the prospects for peace and progress in the region.

This event is open to HUID holders only. Registration is required.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

WATCH: A Conversation with Jared Kushner

Thu., Feb. 15, 2024 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

A conversation between MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud and former senior advisor to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner. This event is part of the Middle East Initiative's "Middle East Dialogues," a series of frank, open, and probing encounters with vital and varied perspectives on the current conflict, its causes, and the prospects for peace and progress in the region. 

This event is open to HUID holders only. Registration is required.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Varieties of Protectionism: Neoliberal Reform in the Arab world" - a book talk with Steve Monroe

Wed., Dec. 6, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Professor Steve Monroe will discuss his upcoming book Varieties of Protectionism: Neoliberal reform in the Arab world, which explores why neoliberal trade policies have not deepened international trade in many Arab markets, with MEI Research Fellow Sharan Grewal.

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.