Here you will find videos from the year's events chronologically logged: lectures, panel discussions, and our annual conference.
Spring quarter 2015
May 22 - Emad Shahin
"Orwellian Times in Egypt: Political Scientist Emad Shahin Discusses His Death Sentence, the Sisi Regime, & US Policy Towards Egypt"
April 30 - Ussama Makdisi
"Understanding Sectarianism - The History & Future of the Middle East's Gordian Knot"
April 8 - Ambassador Fred Hof & Rafif Jouejati
"The ISIS Crisis & the Future of Syria: Options for US Policy"
April 6 - George Irani, with discussant Andrea Stanton
"Lebanon's Fragile Political Balance in Jeopardy"
March 9 - Nader Hashemi & Ramin Jahanbegloo
"Where is the Muslim Gandhi? A Conversation on Violence and Nonviolence in the Islamic World"
Winter Quarter 2015
January 22 - DU Faculty Panel with Nader Hashemi, Micheline Ishay, Tom Farer, Martin Rhodes, & Alan Gilbert
"The Charlie Hebdo Debate: Islam, Europe, Freedom of Expression, and the Antinomies of Liberalism"
January 21 - Adam Rovner
"Book Talk: In the Shadow of Zion - Promised Lands Before Israel"
Fall Quarter 2014
November 11 - Mohsen Milani
"The ISIS Crisis, Iran's Policy Toward Iraq & Syria, and the Iranian-Saudi Rivalry"
October 1 - Joshua Landis, Steven Heydemann, & Marwa Daoudy with Moderator Nader Hashemi
"Sectarianization: ISIS, the Syrian Conflict & the Future of the Middle East"
September 8 - Christopher Hill, Deborah Avant, & Nader Hashemi with moderator Danny Postel
"The ISIS Crisis: What Should the U.S. Do about the 'Islamic State'
September 3 - Sarah Woznick
"Gaza: A Nurse's Account of Working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)"
Spring Quarter 2014
May 13 - Gilbert Achcar with discussants Ira Chernus & Adam Rovner
"Panel Discussion on The Arabs & the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives"
May 12 - Gilbert Achcar with discussant Micheline Ishay
"The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising"
April 24 - Norman Finkelstein
The Israel Palestine Peace Process
April 4 - Chris Giannou and Nader Hashemi
"The Failure of the Post-Colonial State in the Middle East"
winter quarter 2014
March 4 - Larry Diamond, moderated by Suisheng (Sam) Zhao
"Is Democracy in Global Decline?" Co-hosted by the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation
February 18 - H.E. Mohammad Javad Zarif and Amb. Christopher Hill
"A Conversation with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Islamic Republic of Iran"
January 15 - Nader Hashemi, Danny Postel, Marc Lynch, and Radwan Ziadeh
"Debating Syria with Contributors to The Syria Dilemma," co-hosted by Teaching for Change, Busboys & Poets, Boston Review, the Foundation to Restore Equality and Education in Syria (FREE-Syria), and the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies.
January 15 - Nader Hashemi, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Jeremy Shapiro, and Najib Ghadbian
"Syria's Impasse: Expectations for Geneva II and Beyond," co-hosted by the New America Foundation
January 14 - Eboo Patel, with discussant Claude D'Estree
"Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis," co-sponsored by the University of Denver's Department of Religious Studies and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life.
Fall quarter & winter interterm, 2013
"The Syria Dilemma: A Critical Dialogue," co-hosted at Columbia University by CMES and Columbia's Committee on Global Thought. Co-sponsored by Human Rights Watch, Dissent Magazine, and Boston Review.
November 7 - Stephen Kinzer
"Upheaval as Opportunity: Proposals for a New American Role in the Middle East"
November 7 - Stephen Kinzer, David Sanger, & Amb. Christopher Hill
"U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges in the Twilight of the Obama Presidency"
October 25 - Rashid Khalidi, Tom Farer, & Micheline Ishay
"A Panel Discussion with Rashid Khalidi on his Book, Brokers of Deceit"
October 24 - Rashid Khalidi
"U.S. Mediation between Israel and the Palestinians: First Time as Tragedy, Second Time as Farce?"
October 22 - Peter Beinart, with Alan Gilbert, David Goldfischer, & Jonathan Sciarcon
"The Crisis of Zionism - A Panel Discussion with Peter Beinart"
October 17 - Rami Khouri
"Has the Arab Spring Failed? The Continuing Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East"
September 20 - Mohammad Fadel, with discussant Micheline Ishay
"The Crisis in Egypt: Liberalism, Islamism, and the Struggle for Democracy"
September 13 - Nader Hashemi, Chen Reis, Andrea Stanton, & Chen Reis, with moderator Danny Postel
"Making Sense of the Syria Crisis: A DU Faculty Teach-In"