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Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on the Middle East & North Africa: Spring 2011

When: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Rouss Hall 403 (Commerce Building)
Who: Open to All
  Refreshments Served

"Obama's Middle East Challenges in the Coming Year"

Thursday, January 27, 2011

William B. Quandt, Former Senior Staff member, White House NSC and Stettinius Professor of Politics, U.Va.


"Revolution in Tunisia, Egypt, & Beyond: Democracy on the Horizon?"

Thursday, February 3, 2011
SPECIAL EVENT: 5-7 p.m., Nau Auditorium

William B. Quandt, Former Senior Staff member, White House NSC and Stettinius Professor of Politics, U.Va
Néjib Ayachi, President, The Maghreb Center, Washington D.C.
Miled Faiza, Lecturer in Arabic, U.Va. and Tunisian Poet
Tunisian & Egyptian Student Panel


"Who Are the Radicals in the Muslim World? Relying on Fact-Based Information to Guide & Inform the Policy Debate"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Magali Rheault, Senior Analyst, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Washington D.C.


"Hostage Crisis on the High Seas: Examining Somali Piracy Cases"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gregory Saathoff, Executive Director, Critical Incident Analysis Group and Associate Professor of Medicine, U.Va.
John Flood, Unit Chief, Crisis Negotiation Unit, Critical Incident Response Group, FBI
Christopher Holstege, Director, U.Va. Division of Medical Toxicology and Associate Professor of Medicine, U.Va.
Brad Kieserman, Associate General Counsel for Operations & Enforcement, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (2009-2010)
Eric Stern, Director, Swedish National Center for Crisis Management Research & Training (CRISMART)


"Obama, Jefferson, & Iran: The Wisdom of 'Mutual Respect'"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

William Scott Harrop, Lecturer in Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures, U.Va.


The Middle East: The Arab Nation Rising & Two Empires Falling

SPECIAL EVENT: Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.– 6:30 p.m., Nau Auditorium

Johan Galtung, Founder, Transcend International and Professor of Peace Studies


"Researching a Century of American Community in Kuwait"

Thursday, March 31 2011

William Nathaniel Howell, Former U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait and Maury Professor of Public Affairs, U.Va.