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An Egyptian farmer carries his daughter in front of wheat crops on his land in Kafr Hamouda village, in Zagazig, 63 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Cairo, Egypt.

AP Photo/Amr Nabil

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Event Podcast: Philippe Fargues "Population, Generation and Nation: Understanding the Arab World Through Demography"

| March 15, 2017

Audio recording of a January 25, 2017 MEI Speaker Series event with Dr. Philippe Fargues, Founding Director of the Migration Policy Centre and Professor at the European University Institute, and MEI Associate.

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

The Middle East Welcomes Trump, Warily

| Mar. 07, 2017

David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of the FP Group, speaks to Dr. Gary Samore, executive director for research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School for Government at Harvard University, Randa Slim, director of the Track II Dialogues initiative at the Middle East Institute and is an adjunct research fellow at the New America Foundation, and Ben Pauker, executive editor of ForeignPolicy.com, on Trump's Middle East policies, and Peacegame, a partnership between Foreign Policy, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. 

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Benn Craig

Analysis & Opinions - Future of Diplomacy Project

Conversations in Diplomacy: Professor Muriel Rouyer and Ambassador Boris Ruge

| Feb. 27, 2017

In this installation of 'Conversations in Diplomacy,' recorded during the Future of Diplomacy Project's annual Europe Week series, guests Muriel Rouyer and Boris Ruge speak with Professor Nicholas Burns about the rise of populism in Europe, the potential outcomes of upcoming elections in France and Germany, and the effect of such factors on the transatlantic relationship.

View of an office building on the Suez Canal in Port Said, Egypt, between 1911 and 1913.

Deutsche Fotothek/AP Images

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Podcast Collection: Globalization and its Discontents in MENA - Fall 2016 MEI Study Group with Prof. Robert Springborg

| November 18, 2016

During the Fall 2016 semester, visiting scholar Professor Robert Springborg invited a distinguished group of scholars to address the implications of slowing global integration for the Middle East, a region both harmed and helped by rapid globalization in the late 20th century. Over the course of nine seminars, the group explored issues including postcolonial countercurrents in the Middle East and North Africa, the Iranian nuclear agreement, Egypt's military economy, resource wealth, liberal arts education, economic strain and its impact on Islamism, and the future of the United States' Middle East alliances.

- Belfer Center Newsletter

Faculty Interview: Working 'Smart' in Saudi Arabia: Asim Khwaja on Transformation in the Kingdom and the Future of Policymaking

| August 24, 2016

An interview with MEI Faculty Affiliate Asim Khwaja on his work at the Center for International Development's Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) program with the Saudi Ministry of Labor on labor market policy as well as EPoD's Smart Policy Design and Implementation methodology and implications for the future of informed, iterative policymaking.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Homeland Security's Goldilocks Problem

| May 25, 2016

HKS Lecturer Juliette Kayyem, a national security expert and author of "Security Mom," digs into the "Goldilocks" problem of security in the United States, analyzing whether the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is worth the cost and hassle to air travelers; providing historical context to US approaches to safety and security; and explaining why national security is shaping up to become the central theme in the 2016 presidential general election, and what that means for the candidates.