SPRING 2009 MIDDLE EAST LECTURE SERIES


As part of its lecture series, MESP worked with the LDF management team to bring to campus some of the most prominent scholars in the field. Among these were:

Nathan Brown (George Washington University), “The U.S. and Democracy Promotion since the Cold War” (March 25)

Andrew Whitley (Director of the United Nations RWA Representative Office), “The Palestinian Refugees: The Conundrum at the Core of the Arab-Israeli Conflict” (March 30)

David Patel (Cornell University), “Ayatollahs on the Pareto Frontier: Islam, Identity and Social Order in Iraq” (March 31)

Joshua Stacher (Kent State University), “US-Egyptian Relations as a Window into US Relations with the Wider Arab World” (April 1)

Vamik Volkan (University of Virginia and Austen Riggs Center), “From Earthquakes to Ethnic Cleansing: Massive Trauma at the Hand of ‘the Other’ and Its Political Consequences” (April 13)

Eva Bellin (Hunter College), “Civil Society in the Middle East: A Force for or against Democratiza- tion?” (April 16)